-= with apologies for cross posting =- Dear IPOA subscribers, Springer Nature has just published a new white paper "The future of open access books: Findings from a global survey of academic book authors." Summary: A global Springer Nature survey of more than 2,500 academic book authors provides in-depth insights into attitudes towards open access. This survey looked at researchers' motivations for publishing a book, and analyses the parameters and key drivers which influence academics to publish OA or not. The white paper also identifies the major obstacles to OA publication which book authors still face: from a lack of awareness of OA publishing options and low funding, to concerns about how OA books are perceived. The white paper, survey questions, raw data and infographic summary can all be downloaded free of charge: https://www.springernature.com/futureofoabooks Press release: https://group.springernature.com/gp/group/media/press-releases/future-of-the-scholarly-book-is-open-access/16812330 Best regards, Christina Emery Open Access Books Marketing Manager Open Research, Springer Nature Open Access Books: http://www.springernature.com/oabooks Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SN_OAbooks DISCLAIMER: This e-mail is confidential and should not be used by anyone who is not the original intended recipient. If you have received this e-mail in error please inform the sender and delete it from your mailbox or any other storage mechanism. Springer Nature Limited does not accept liability for any statements made which are clearly the sender's own and not expressly made on behalf of Springer Nature Ltd or one of their agents. Please note that Springer Nature Limited and their agents and affiliates do not accept any responsibility for viruses or malware that may be contained in this e-mail or its attachments and it is your responsibility to scan the e-mail and attachments (if any).