Two Bits – first Duke Press OA book
Kelty’s book, Two Bits, was the first Duke Press book published online and in print simultaneously. Back in January he wrote how having the book as a free download as well helped, and not damaged, as some feared, his career. He was surprised that downloads to print sales ratio was 3:1. Promoting book is hard work, he notes, and putting it online will not transfer into print sales unless a lot of work is put into it. Kelty’s January analysis is here. The bit that i didn’t know, and hence this old-new-but-new-for-me post, is that it has gone into reprint since:
Two Bits has sold 1142 paperback copies (which doesn’t include publicity or review copies) since its release last June, and we are now preparing to reprint
Two Bits book blog is here.