U of Michigan Press Tries Short-Term Rental Option for E-Books

“E-textbooks are not forever. Most publishers make their academic titles available for only a semester, or a year, after which time, the digital files self-destruct. Now the University of Michigan Press is trying an even shorter rental period for its e-books. Customers have the option of renting 261 of the press’s most popular scholarly texts for either 40% or 75% of list price, for a rental period of either 30 days or 180 days …” (more)

[Paige Chapman, Chronicle of Higher Education, 24 August]

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