"De Gruyter Select" is a new service that lets customers select and assemble content from various types of publications to create their own custom book, which is then printed and delivered within a few short days.
"Buyers and users of academic publications are increasingly interested in acquiring precisely the content they actually need," explains Sven Fund, Managing Director of De Gruyter. "De Gruyter Select allows customers to combine journal articles, book chapters, and database content into a single printed work."
The service applies to all articles, chapters, and database content with a "chunk price" at De Gruyter Online. It also applies to all eBooks offered by De Gruyter's distribution partners. Each book chapter, regardless of length, costs €30.
"This innovative service turns the customer into his own publisher, allowing him to print just the content he desires," Fund says. Customers can define their own title and subtitle for the book, and determine the order in which content appears. The aggregate price of the content contained in the book determines its purchase price.
After ordering, the book is printed and delivered directly to the customer within a week.
"Following the introduction of services such as Open Access for eBooks and Patron Driven Acquisition, which are primarily for library customers, we're very pleased to now offer scholars and teachers a new way to get the highest-quality academic content," says Fund.