[Sca-cooks] Cookery book at Longleat House?
kiridono at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 12:55:34 PST 2009
Yeah, that was what I was told the last time I spoke with them. they are
REALLY upset over it. I do believe, however, that they are getting some
return on the republication they've done in paper back. But I don't think
it was because Kegan Paul didn't make a profit...they just are being a bit
stubborn about sending it to the authors!
I KNOW that a lot of work goes into this sort of thing. My point was that
if they sold the books at a more affordable price, they might conceivably
make a greater profit because more people would be able to afford it. But,
as I also indicated, exclusivity has its advantages!
On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 3:50 PM, Wanda Pease <wandap at hevanet.com> wrote:
> 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 ?
>> 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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