A slightly different track

Bill DiBenedetto billdi at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 15 13:09:17 EDT 2005


i have to agree with the points made so far -- pricing aside, the newer ML
crop doesn't have the look, size or feel of the older editions. They are
just not very special. Very disappointing.

bill
206-491-0296 (wk)
206-963-0499 (personal)


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From: owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu [mailto:owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu]On
Behalf Of Scot Kamins
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 9:45 AM
To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
Cc: Morris, Terry
Subject: Re: A slightly different track


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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