[Sca-cooks] Cookery book at Longleat House?

Elaine Koogler 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.
> Thanks!
> Wanda/Regina
> 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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