reply to Pathfinder critics
furuhashi.1 at SPAMosu.edu
Mon Oct 30 18:15:46 MST 2000
>Philip Ferguson wrote:
>> I would assume that university presses, who are the main people producing
>> academic texts, make money. So, with much smaller costs, Pathfinder, by
>> charging the same prices, must be making a fair bit.
>I haven't been following this thread, but in reference to University
>in the past most academic works had to be subsidized. It probably changes in
>various ways over the years, but quite often the main or even only purchasers
>of academic books are University libraries, and only the larger of
>to purchase all new academic works.
Actually, since even the best of the university presses have not been
able to make good money, and most of them have become a big losing
proposition, especially with cutbacks in library funding, they have
begun to cut back on the number of books they publish as well. I
dare say that Lou will be saved from much of "scholarly minutiae"
pretty soon, since there will be less scholarly books!
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