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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Average academic book price report re-launched (UK)

LISU has now re-launched its Average Prices of Academic Books series, with a single publication covering both UK and USA titles for the academic year July 2008 to June 2009. At GBP48.57, the overall price for UK sourced titles in 2008-09 is up by 3.6% over the previous year. Over the five years since 2003-04, UK academic book prices have risen by an average of 16%, in line with the general rate of inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index. USA academic book prices have tended to rise more rapidly than in the UK, with the latest average at $81.34, up by 4.3% from last year, and 21% higher than five years ago. LISU is a national research and consultancy centre which promotes good management practice in information, cultural and academic services, through publishing appropriate material, providing independent advice and support for advocacy, and for performance evaluation and enhancement. It is based in the Research School of Informatics and the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University, UK

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