ERIC Number: ED411828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Creating New Pricing Models for Electronic Publishing.
Boelio, David B.; Knight, Nancy H.
Establishing pricing policies for electronic publishing that are fair and flexible is of vital importance to the information industry. The pricing of most information available electronically is far less efficient and market-sensitive than it could be. Some of the new approaches to pricing, emphasizing a usage-based metric providing qualitative results, give information providers an effective means for increasing their market penetration and offer customers an affordable choice of options for the information they need. This paper provides a historical context for the discussion of pricing issues. It describes the special pricing challenges that confront providers of electronic information, presents alternatives to the fixed pricing models most commonly used today, and reviews several examples of new approaches to pricing made possible by technological advances. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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