Why is ModernLib membership down?

Scot Kamins kamins at ModernLib.com
Mon Jan 29 17:24:22 EST 2007

There are a HUGE number of baby boomers approaching retirement age.  
Many of these pre-computer folks were readers in their youth.  
(Remember that the first personal computers didn't come out until  
1977, and the Internet didn't come into popular use until the early  
90's.) Folks have more time for hobbies as they get older. Therefore  
these are the folks whom I suspect will be the "new" collectors.

On Jan 29, 2007, at 2:11 PM, dchock7 at aol.com wrote:

> This is a good point. None of us are getting any younger. The key  
> question- how can we publicize collecting Modern Library books?
> Pete
> -----Original Message-----
> From: goodbooks at webtv.net
> To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
> Sent: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 3:30 PM
> Subject: Re: Why is ModernLib membership down?
> In regards to "new members" The young people that come into the  
> market today have no fond memories of the  series form school  
> days....'tis just a batch of old reprints to them.. I think that  
> you will find the average. age of the ML collector to be rather   
> CLASSICAL LIBRARY EVERYMAN'S  LIBRARY -----Original Message-----  
> From: Scot Kamins Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 11:25 AM To: ML  
> ListServ Subject: Why is ModernLib membership down? Folks, The  
> number of folks renewing memberships in ModernLib is way down.    
> While I don't purge the on-line subscriber records, I can assure  
> you   that paid membership is down by a huge percentage. I can't  
> figure out why this is so.  ModernLib keeps being updated and    
> expanded, and yet we're not keeping old members or attracting  
> many   new ones. Any ideas about what's going on? Scot  
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