A slightly different track

Scot Kamins kamins at dogeared.com
Fri Apr 15 12:45:14 EDT 2005

At 12:22 PM -0400 4/15/05, Morris, Terry wrote (in part):
>Not to mention the prices are out of whack. I 
>certainly do not expect to pay $2.95 for a title 
>but some of the new ones are over $20, inflation 
>not with standing. I know that original 
>publications are closer in price to $30 then $20 
>but it still seems high to me and not really in 
>the spirit of the modern library. I may be naïve 
>here. I am a capitalist of course. Notice my 
>signature? I'm in SALES!
>The new Modern Library just leaves a bad taste. 
>I'm thinking of publishing a competitive series.

I (mostly) agree. While I like the style - and 
content - of some of the 90's pubs (Einstein's 
Ideas & Opinions, Kühn's History of the Catholic 
Church) and buy them used as reading copies from 
half.com, pricing is way out of whack with the 
original series intention.

I certainly wouldn't collect them.

Scot Kamins

"Work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
Dance like no one's watching."
                  -Satchel Paige

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