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ERIC Number: ED516118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 76
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-4560-3
"Freely Ye Have Received, Freely Give" (Matthew 10: 8)--How Giving Away Religious Digital Books Influences the Print Sales of Those Books
Hilton, John, III.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University
Lack of access prevents many from benefiting from educational resources. Digital technologies now enable educational resources, such as books, to be openly available to those with access to the Internet. This study examined the financial viability of a religious publisher's putting free digital versions of eight of its books on the Internet. The total cost of putting these books online was $940.00. Over a 10-week period these books were downloaded 102,256 times and print sales of these books increased 26%. Comparisons with historical book sales and sales of comparable titles suggest a positive but modest connection between this increase and the online availability of the free books. This dissertation may be downloaded for free at [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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