Published 5 February 2021
Can open access help my book reach a wider audience?
Making a book open access ensures that access to the knowledge which it contains is not restricted to readers who are members of a well-funded library or those who can afford to purchase their own copy. Removing paywall barriers may also encourage readers to recommend books to others via social media and make it more likely that a book will be cited by other scholars. Usage metrics can help authors to capture this information, and, when combined with qualitative approaches, can help to tell their book’s unique impact story across channels and target audiences.
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