Springer Book Archives FAQ for Authors

What are the advantages of having my work included in the Book Archives?

  • Your work will remain available and will continue to be used!
  • Usage statistics show that even older electronic books are very frequently read. Libraries confirm a change in user behavior: older print books stay on the shelves, but today’s online literature search engines are rediscovering very useful content from older publications. Students/researchers can seamlessly access it with just a click of the mouse.
  • Apart from the electronic book: today´s print-on-demand technology makes your book available for anyone who still prefers to have it on paper!
  • Also of interest: you are entitled to receive free access to your eBook. That means you can access it from your laptop or even download the pfd files to use them on a mobile reader.

When will my book be available, and where?

The Springer Book Archives (SBA) became available on our online platform SpringerLink.

Will I be receiving a copy of my ebook free of charge?

Yes, we are pleased to say that you are entitled to receive free access to the electronic version of your book when it is published on SpringerLink – our online platform. You will receive an email with your personal registration link.

How can I order a print copy of my book when it is available? Can I get a discount?

When your book is available, you can order a print-on-demand copy from springer.com. As a Springer Book Archives author, you are entitled to a lifetime 33.33% discount on Springer print and electronic books.

Contact the Book Archives author helpdesk

What is your royalty model?

Authors whose titles are included in the SBA project will receive additional royalties for each book based on the revenue generated for the entire archive collection. The proportion of total revenues paid out to authors in the form of royalties is based on different revenue streams: print, individual e-book sales and e-book collections. We will start to pay out royalties in 2015 and will combine all royalties accrued since the launch of the Springer Book Archives in 2013.

How was my book digitized?

Springer has used the highest degree of care and attention to detail in the digitization of your book. The scans of text pages were done in black and white with 600 dpi bit monochrome, while the images were handled separately. Black and white images were done in 300 dpi grayscale (8 bit) and color images in 24 bit. Optical Character Recognition was used to make the full text of the book available, and all pages were cleaned up prior to scanning.

I have a question that is not on this list. Who can I contact?

If you have any other questions about the Springer Book Archives initiative, please feel free to contact our Author Helpdesk.