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Springer Nature extends digital flexibility in its new eBook offers

Libraries and research institutions to have more choice and greater flexibility in order to access digital book content in ways that work for them.

London | Heidelberg, 06 October 2020

Springer Nature is providing libraries and research institutions with a broader range of choice in how they purchase and access digital book content. Its new eBook solutions will provide librarians in academic and corporate institutions with a range of flexible options to meet individual needs and budgets. 

In a pioneering move, Springer Nature launched its eBook Collections in 2006, and the publisher is continuously expanding this portfolio. It is currently available for 21 academic disciplines in English language. Using this experience and expertise, Springer Nature has now launched a wider variety of purchasing options for eBooks across its well-established imprints, such as Springer, Palgrave and Apress. 

Springer Nature’s Flexible eBook Solutions: 

  1. The Single Title model allows users to pick and choose a minimum of 20 titles per purchase from a mix of disciplines and all copyright years. 
  2. Access & Select offers an evidence-based selection combined with eBook access and additional services. 
  3. Furthermore, a set of five reference modules gives access to Major Reference Works from across all copyright years, including both, the living and static editions. 

“We know that there is a growing demand by libraries for greater flexibility at a time when digital has become more important than ever. Our international sales colleagues are collaborating very closely with librarians all over the world. We are happy to support them by opening up our business models to give librarians a greater choice and support them with accessible e-resources”, says Charlotte Liu, Chief Commercial Officer, Springer Nature.  

Niels Peter Thomas, Managing Director Books, Springer Nature, says, “An eBook from Springer Nature is on average downloaded 8,800 times in the first year of publication and cited 40 times during the first four years after publication. This decision to introduce our new flexible eBook solutions will further strengthen the impact of our eBooks as it will advance the citation reach of our strong book portfolio.” 

About Springer Nature eBooks:

Springer Nature eBooks deliver complete access to impactful research and scholarly content spanning all academic disciplines. All books are available on the content platform SpringerLink and provide instant access to critical, must-have research from more than 260,000 eBooks. All Springer Nature eBooks are DRM-free, offer unlimited concurrent usage and are ideal for distance learning. 

Using the latest technology to support research and learning as well as continuing to advance Open Access book publishing, Springer Nature publishes more than 13,000 high-quality books across numerous imprints every year and is the largest scholarly book publisher. All books are available in print and digital, going back to 1842. The unrivalled eBook portfolio includes content for all levels in the form of textbooks, monographs, conference proceedings, professional books, and book series.

About Springer Nature

For over 175 years Springer Nature has been advancing discovery by providing the best possible service to the whole research community. We help researchers uncover new ideas, make sure all the research we publish is significant, robust and stands up to objective scrutiny, that it reaches all relevant audiences in the best possible format, and can be discovered, accessed, used, re-used and shared. We support librarians and institutions with innovations in technology and data; and provide quality publishing support to societies. 

As a research publisher, Springer Nature is home to trusted brands including Springer, Nature Research, BMC, Palgrave Macmillan and Scientific American. For more information, please visit and @SpringerNature

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Felicitas Behrendt | Communications Manager  | Springer Nature