Re: RARA-AVIS: Pay for weight

From: a.n.smith (
Date: 03 Mar 2000

> What's the deal? Is the public so hooked on reading that the market can
> such a price? Sure. And pigs fly.
> Is it the price of paper?
> Are writers making obscene profits?
> Is it a tax (attacks) on readers?

I heard it was because of all the people in the publishing "middle" that have to take a cut, so to make money, jack the price. Which is why the new ideas on Publishing on demand, and the internet allowing small presses to reach a bigger audience, are such good advances to help bring costs down.

On topic, because high prices are a CRIME!

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