Why would Random House ask for its own books???

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Mon Dec 11 05:48:55 EST 2006


Living near Boston, I have run into more than a few publishers archive
copies marked for example: 'Houghton Mifflin Library Do Not Remove'.
Especially when sorting out niche collectors' abandoned storage units.

Neal
TheBookScene.com
 

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Subject: Re: Why would Random House ask for its own books???
From: "JOSEPH HILL" <goodbooks at webtv.net>
Date: Mon, December 11, 2006 1:54 am
To: modlib at algol.owu.edu

How things change with time.
When I first started to collect the series, thinking I was the only
person alive doing so; I wrote to Random House, asking if they had any
"old" (OP)  titles in stock they would like to sell.
No, but they posted me some old price lists and order forms; I found
these to be of little value and tossed them.
This is the same guy who did not "pick up" cheap B&L's,, as they did not
"fit" into my growing collection. This was at the period where I was
removing the DJ's so that the books would be more uniform.
I think Cerf would be amazed to witness the zeal   that goes on today..


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