Identifying Factors Influencing the Final Price of E-Books for Children and Adolescents from the Viewpoint of Publishers

Naghdinejad, Athareh and Fahimifar, Sepideh and Noruzi, Alireza Identifying Factors Influencing the Final Price of E-Books for Children and Adolescents from the Viewpoint of Publishers. Academic librarianship and Information Research, 2020, vol. 54, n. 3, pp. 13-33. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Purpose: The main purpose of this study was to identify the factors affecting the final price of e-books in general and the cost of production that has an impact on the final price from the viewpoint of publishers. Methods: In this study, qualitative methodology was used. The data collection tool was a semi-structured interview. The statistical population of the study was all publishers of e-books for children and adolescents, licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. Results: Factors that affect the final price of an e-book for the end-users include: the print counterparts, the stakeholders, the contents, the cost of producing the e-book, the profits and sales, and finally, the external environment. In addition, from the viewpoint of publishers, effective factors affecting the final production costs of e-books included IT costs, e-book distribution costs, specialist human resources on contents and technology, contents production costs, corporate fixed costs, and advertising and marketing costs. Originality: This study investigated the effective factors on the final price of e-books for children and adolescents, for the first time. Moreover, the production prices of an e-book affect the final price assigned based on the publishers’ viewpoint.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: E-book pricing, Children and adolescents, E-publishing, E-publishers, E-books
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HO. e-books.
Depositing user: Dr. Alireza Noruzi
Date deposited: 24 Jul 2021 10:04
Last modified: 08 Apr 2022 14:40


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