[Sca-cooks] Cookery book at Longleat House?

Wanda Pease wandap at hevanet.com
Sun Nov 8 12:50:27 PST 2009

Unfortunately Johnnae is right.  Pesky that something that belongs in 
the human history corpus is copyright, but they are certainly putting a 
huge amount of work into this.   I can only hope that they put it out on 
CD for a more reasonable price.  I understand that the economics of 
scale don't necessarily apply to books (printing 1000 isn't cheaper than 
printing only 200).  I know that I have bought a number of books from 
authors for about $15.00 over the Internet using Pay Pal.  The published 
prices ran $25.  The difference being that Those were There books to 
sell while the Longleat cookery book is the product of several scholars 
although it will probably be "owned" by the publisher and those who put 
so much personal work into getting it to press will actually get nothing 
in royalties.  I believe that Paul Buell and his collaborator have yet 
to see a penny from Kegan Paul.  Is that right Kiri?

You say there is a readable copy on CD for sale Johannae.  Where is it 
available from?  Probably just for reference because $140 is still too 
high for me in these times.  But the information will still be valuable.



Johnna Holloway wrote:
> And what part of copyright wouldn't you be violating ?
> Johnnae
> On Nov 8, 2009, at 12:03 PM, Judith Epstein wrote:
>> I was thinking 5 cents per page because that would definitely stop it 
>> from being a for-profit thing -- they'd just be recouping costs, no 
>> more than that.
>> Alternatively, some aspiring pelican protege (or small crew thereof) 
>> might be convinced to type in the recipes and email them to those who 
>> requested them.
> _____

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