Danish – and French and German – encyclopedias stop print editions
March 7, 2008 by ruediger
After the popular French encyclopedia “Quid” and the very prestigious German “Brockhaus” have decided to stop their paper editions in 2008, the same news was given by their Danish colleagues at Gyldendal.
“The Danish Encyclopaedia (Den Store Danske EncyklopÃ¦di), with 250,000 articles written by 4,000 Danish experts, sold 50,000 DVDs copies in the first four months after it launch priced at Â£70, which included online access for one year, compared with the Â£2,000 price of the print edition.
However one year on and Gyldendal has admitted that subscribers are failing to renew.” (The Bookseller)