by Uncle Alan
They held on 244 years. They continued print publication for years – long after it was a viable profit center. Finally, on Tuesday, March 13, Encyclopedia Britannica announced they would publish just one more print edition and, from that point forward, only update their online edition.
Fortunately, the company hasn’t relied on revenue from printed encyclopedias for years. Long ago, sales of educational materials to schools out-paced the company’s encyclopedia revenue by several laps. Even the online edition is making more than the print edition, now.
My first impression: that final edition is gonna sell out FAST. Collectors will snap ‘em up like crazy, . . . → Read More: R.I.P. Encyclopedia Britannica