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The widespread perceptions associated with digital technology and the internet are forcing publishers to look to ways to shift the balance of the burden of cost away from the user. We describe seven examples of 'free' distribution and discuss how they impact publishing business models.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Director, Bernan Press, Lanham, Maryland, USA, and Chair, AAP PSP Public Issues Task Force 2: Bernuth & Associates, Washington, DC, USA

Publication date: April 1, 2001

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  • Editor in Chief: Pippa Smart
    North American Editor: Judy Luther

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