Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The definition of literature

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 04 Nov 2007

POD is still a very expensive way to publish, Brian. Given the enormous discounts demanded by retailers these days, it's still not cost effective for most fiction. But an academic press like OUP, for instance, who publish a lot of titles with high cover prices, provide literally thousands of titles using POD technology (and have done so for years).

And, yes, I know, I'm being irrelevant and non-productive again.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Lindenmuth" <>
> On a side note I've always wondered why more publishers, including the
> big ones, haven't embraced POD technology as a way to have an
> increased catalog (i.e. more "in-print titles) while circumventing
> Thor Power Tool Company v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (i.e.
> paying taxes on standing inventory)now that the technology is available.

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