Wednesday, March 14, 2012

After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses - NYTimes.com

With resources such as Kahn Academy in the picture, I suspect Britannica will face another existential crisis over the next few years

Sales of the Britannica peaked in 1990, when 120,000 sets were sold in the United States. But now print encyclopedias account for less than 1 percent of the Britannica’s revenue. About 85 percent of revenue comes from selling curriculum products in subjects like math, science and the English language; 15 percent comes from subscriptions to the Web site, the company said.

After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses - NYTimes.com

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