The design and color of a MyCopy book cover correspond with Springer Nature’s regular print books and eBooks. MyCopy books are branded with a white band at the bottom edge of the front and back cover. This band incorporates the MyCopy wordmark and the SpringerLink logo. The MyCopy visual (Logo and wordmark) is displayed on the book spine.
Only Springer titles that are accessible as an eBook on SpringerLink will be available in MyCopy format. All POD (Print on Demand) suitable eBooks starting with the copyright year 2005 and with a page number less than 832 will be included in the MyCopy offering. German, Dutch, and French language titles are currently excluded. In total, there are almost 14,000 MyCopy books.
Unlike Springer Nature’s conventional print books, MyCopy books are always softcover books. The inner work of a MyCopy book is black and white. Hence, all colored parts and illustrations in the interior of regular Springer Nature books and eBooks are monochrome in the MyCopy book. The front matter of a MyCopy book will indicate they:
- are for individual use only.
- can be cited with the DOI of the corresponding eBook.
- are offered to the library patron on cooperation with their library and that the book is made available to them, because the library bought at least one Springer Nature eBook package.
MyCopy allows library patrons to directly order their own personal soft cover edition of Springer eBooks included in their library's eBook package. It is available to patrons for just $/€24.95 (cost to the individual user including handling and shipping). MyCopy books are personal copies, and they are not available for resale.
If a MyCopy version of the Springer eBook exists; you will see the "Buy" button appear on SpringerLink:
If you would like to place an order for the MyCopy version, click on "Buy". You will be directed to the springer.com purchasing page to place your order.