From USA Today:
Encyclopaedia Britannica turns a page, ends print edition
By Judy Keen
After 244 years and more than 7 million printed sets, the company is announcing today that it will no longer publish a print edition. The last, 32-volume print version, published in 2010, weighs 129 pounds and sells for $1,395.
Only 12,000 sets of the final edition were printed, company President Jorge Cauz says, and 4,000 remain in its inventory.
In an increasingly digital world where the online Encyclopaedia Britannica — which is much larger than the printed version — is updated every 20 minutes, Cauz says, publishing on paper no longer makes sense.
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