RARA-AVIS: Re: Hard Case Crime series

From: davezeltserman (davezelt@rcn.com)
Date: 23 Nov 2008

  • Next message: jacquesdebierue: "RARA-AVIS: Re: Hard Case Crime series"

    Well, you could also make the argument that everytime a book is borrowed from a library, the author has the opportunity to make a new fan who could potentially buy more of that author's works in the future, or recommend the book to other readers, who might then purchase it.


    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "jacquesdebierue"
    <jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
    > --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Karin Montin <kmontin@> wrote:
    > >
    > > Not having read Constantine's argument, I guess I can't really rebut
    > it. I would like to say, though, that I find it hard to believe that
    > anyone who loves reading could make a convincing case against free
    > public libraries on principle.
    > >
    > Constantine makes the argument on a very basic principle that makes
    > sense to him as an author: he considers he is getting screwed!
    > Best,
    > mrt

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