prepublication price

What is prepublication price?

prepublication price meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

The price at which a book or other publication is sold if ordered before a specified date in advance of the publication date, after which it is sold at the higher list price. Expensive multivolume reference sets may be offered to libraries by the publisher at a substantially lower price several months before the publication date as an inducement to order. Compare with introductory price and prepublication discount. See also: expiration date.


reference: ABC-CLIO