Together with OPERAS, OASPA is hosting a series of three workshops on business models for open access books targeted specifically at small and medium-sized academic book publishers. These workshops are part of the OPERAS-P project work package 6 (Innovation), looking into innovative, non-bpc, business models to create a sustainable infrastructure for open access book publishing in Europe*. Feedback gathered in the course of these three workshops will inform a report on innovative business models for OA books and will be published by the end of June 2021 as an OPERAS-P project result.
The first of the three events took place on April 7th, for which we invited six publishers from Finland, Croatia, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom to present their business models for open access book publishing. Each of these publishers shared their experiences and insights with an emphasis on Revenue, Costs, Legal Affairs and Workflows (Production and Distribution).
We would like to thank the presenters and over 100 participants who participated in this event. The next two workshops will be organized in May as interactive in-depth sessions focused on challenging areas in the OA books publishing process. OASPA will share information about these as soon as it is available.
Further details about what was covered at the first workshop and the publishers that presented can be found in this post on the OPERAS blog: https://operas.hypotheses.org/4651
Video recording of the April 7th workshop is below.
*While these three workshops focus on innovative business models and approaches used within Europe, we would like to emphasise that similar innovative business models for OA book publishing have been implemented outside of Europe too.