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1. Is KU sure that authors will not pay additional printing costs to the publishers?
It remains up to authors to choose a publisher, and to agree the terms of a publishing contract with them.
The Title Fee payment made to publishers does not include the costs of printing and physical distribution and all of the books being offered in the proof of concept Pilot Collection will be made available on a Creative Commons Non-Commercial license if they are unlatched. This means that publishers are free to decide how to make the most of the rights to commercial distribution, if they have been assigned to the publisher by the author.
However, Knowledge Unlatched will be working closely with a Collections Committee, made up of Knowledge Unlatched member libraries, in order to set guidelines for the types of books that will be accepted into the Knowledge Unlatched program in the future. It will ultimately be up to the community of libraries that make up Knowledge Unlatched to create guidelines that they feel comfortable with.
2. Why are the books placed in the normal case under CC -NC -ND ?
I'd like to also point you towards the
title fee breakdown for each book in the Pilot Collection
which can be found in
Appendix A (page 9) of the Pilot Prospectus:
We'd be happy to answer any further questions that you may
regards und mit freundlichen Gruessen,
-- Christina Emery Project Coordinator Knowledge Unlatched firstname.lastname@example.org 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD www.knowledgeunlatched.org