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Business Model Proposal

Business Model Proposal
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Published
Aug 01, 2019

June 20191

Charge by number of active admins, with additional charge for “Org” dashboard, and additional services that can be added to any plan

Free

Team

Organization

Basic features

X

X

X

Custom domain

X

X

Custom licenses

X

X

Communities

1

1

unlimited

Organization dashboard

-

-

X

SLA

-

-

X

FREE

0 admins: $100/yr

up to 10 admins: $750/yr

up to 25 admins: $1250/yr

up to 50 admins: $2000/yr

more than 50: contact us

0 admins: $150/yr

up to 10 admins: $1125/yr

up to 25 admins: $1875/yr

up to 50 admins: $3000/yr

more than 50: contact us

Production

Per article fee

Per community setup fee

Bandwidth

Cap and contract to recover costs over a certain usage

Financial Services

% per transaction 

Things that feel healthy to charge for:

  • SLA, more complete contract language

Things we don’t want to charge for:

  • Number of articles

  • Number of communities

Things we don’t want to offer:

  • Custom code

Free

  • Unlimited admins

Team - (Charging bands based on Community Admins)

  • Custom domain

  • Non-CC licenses

  • 0 Admins: $100/year

  • up to 10 admins: $750/year (75 per admin)

  • up to 25 admins: $1250/year (50 per admin)

  • up to 50 admins: $2000/year (40 per admin)

  • over 50 admins: (contact us)

Organization - ($Y + Charging based on Community Admins)

  • Team Features

  • Org features

  • SLA

  • 0 Admins: 1.5x * $100/year

  • up to 10 admins: 1.5x * $750/year

  • up to 25 admins: 1.5x * $1250/year

  • up to 50 admins: 1.5x * $2000/year

  • over 50 admins: (contact us)

Production Support - (Charging based on per-article + per-community)

  • Available at all tiers

  • Contact us (roughly $100 per article and per community)

Bandwidth

  • Some language in the terms that limit bandwidth and lets us charge for it 2over an amount

Independent

  • Contact us for discount

Active Admins

1-5: 1x = $10 + $500

5-25: 2x + $500

25 - 50: 2.5x

100+: Contact us

Free tier:

Early 2019

Free

‘I’m publishing on PubPub’

Professional

‘I’m a Publisher using PubPub’

  • Custom domain

  • Custom (non-PubPub) DOI

  • Custom licenses

  • Support response-time

Enterprise

  • Organization landing page

  • Multi-community permissioning

  • Multi-community analytics

  • Multi-community dashboard

  • Multi-community templates

  • Multi-community settings

  • Post-sales consulting

  • LDAP

  • SSO

  • SLA

Add ons (tax model)

  • Post-sales consulting

  • Custom domain?

  • Custom licenses

  • Support response time

Charges per use:

  • Pub analytics

  • Community analytics

  • Full private communities

  • Mailing list support/integration

  • Payment services

  • Computational papers/processing

  • Custom fonts

  • Integrations

  • DOI deposition

  • page view

  • community members

  • number of pubs

  • number of discussions

  • number of pages

  • number of communities

  • per view

  • per download

  • per review

Free

Professional
$500/yr/community
turnkey agreement

Enterprise
$2000/yr/community and up
custom agreement per customer

Membership

  • All of PubPub's core drafting, review, publishing, and discussion features

  • Unlimited publications

  • Your own pubpub.org subdomain

  • Publish with select CC licenses

  • E-mail support

  • All PubPub community features

  • Custom domain name

  • Publish with any license

  • Advanced analytics

  • Priority E-mail support

  • Multi-community management

  • Free archive mode for inactive communities

  • All PubPub Professional features

  • Dedicated, hands-on support for setting up your community

  • Production, editorial, marketing, and community management support

  • Hosting and design support

  • Individual societies

  • Independent publications

  • Onramp for larger orgs (cheap enough for one person in a big society to adopt)

  • Publishers

  • Universities

  • Unis & publishers with specific interests & funding to build forks


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Summary

PubPub offers three product tiers: free, premium, and full-service. Free and premium tiers are self-serve, software-as-a-service model, with proposed prices based on a scan of competitor prices for journal hosting and a rough estimate of the marginal cost of hosting a community based on the PubPub budget template.

Full-service is a software-plus-service model based on the Press’s existing journal business. In this model, Press provides expertise setting up on PubPub and ongoing community management, marketing, and other support. Proposed pricing is based on Gabe’s rough model, the Muse OPEN model, and competitor prices. But we would likely not expose the pricing publicly, and instead ask people to get in touch if they’re interested, which also allows Press to actively sell these packages as part of their contracts.

Pricing Table

Free

Professional for Organizations
$500/yr/community

Full Service
$2000/yr/community and up

  • All of PubPub's core drafting, review, publishing, and discussion features

  • Unlimited publications

  • Your own pubpub.org subdomain

  • Publish with select CC licenses

  • E-mail support

  • All PubPub community features

  • Custom domain name

  • Publish with any license

  • Advanced analytics

  • Priority E-mail support

  • Multi-community management

  • Free archive mode for inactive communities

  • All PubPub Professional features

  • Dedicated, hands-on support for setting up your community

  • Production, editorial, marketing, and community management support

  • Hosting and design support

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