Fwd: RE: A slightly different track [Non-member submission from ["McBride, Jo-Anne"]

J B Krygier jbkrygier at owu.edu
Fri Apr 15 13:45:17 EDT 2005



Begin forwarded message:

> From: "McBride, Jo-Anne C MCF:EX" <JoAnne.McBride at gov.bc.ca>
> To: "'modlib at algol.owu.edu'" <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
> Subject: RE: A slightly different track
> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 10:20:49 -0700
>
> I agree. I've picked up used reading copies when I've seen them, but
> certainly wouldn't ask for them as presents (which is the only way I 
> ask for
> new books, given the price!).
> Oh, now that I think of it, there is an exception. I saw the ML 
> edition of
> 'Garp', and thought that it would be a nice additon to my Irving 
> collection,
> but not my ML collection, and I'm sure you understand the difference.
>
> Jo-Anne McBride
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> 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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