Re: RARA-AVIS: Two buck books

From: Curt Purcell (
Date: 16 Oct 2007

--- In, Patrick King <abrasax93@...> wrote:
> You're missing the picture here, Kevin. $2.25 is the
> modern equivalent of 35 cents in 1960. If books made a
> profit at 35 cents in 1960, what's changed that makes
> it impossible to make a profit with books for $2.25
> today. Sure, publishers make more by selling fewer
> books at $10 each. But consequently, fewer of us are
> willing, maybe even able to try new writers.

You can try as many new writers as you want for absolutely nothing, all over the internets. Nobody's holding a gun to your head and saying you can't read them. Oh, you want a printed book, with a publisher's imprimatur? That's why God created libraries. Oh, you want to own the books you read? Then it's up to you to pay the going rates, or not.

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