Re: Book pricing - was Re: Ontario, Canada - 3 ft 6 in gauge - new book ...


Michael J
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Eddie Oliver [mailto:eoliver@iprimus.com.au]


Again, no, I'm not - I just won't buy them. And unfortunately as long as
some people will pay these prices, market forces will not be sufficient
to bring the prices down at all points of the production chain, and the
markets will just progressively diminish to a regrettably small group
with lots of money (or at least they will have needed lots of money
before they buy even if they don't still have it afterwards). Since
younger people will typically not have such money and/or will have other
priorities, it will ultimately kill the whole field of endeavour.
There have always been small specialist productions of high quality books at high prices, and mass produced books on popular subjects cheaply priced. Try buying law books, for instance. Nothing new here, perhaps some sticker shock that is all.

Michael

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