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Re: Theos-World Future of Publishing

Aug 31, 2009 08:08 AM
by Drpsionic

yes, that is true.
And the problem is that it requires a computer for people to even be  
literate and participate in literature at any level.
We have actually raised the price to the consumer.
Chuck the Heretic
In a message dated 8/31/2009 8:51:45 A.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:

Here is some news of where the book publishing is going. Every publisher  in
the world will be affected.

Most of the theosophical classics are  already out of copyright and Google
effort will make them available free  for everyone.



E-books could spell the end for  hardbacks, warns Hachette chief

(Hachette is the worldâs second largest  publisher of books by sales)

Hardback books could be killed off if  Amazonâs e-books and Googleâs 
library force publishers to slash  prices, Arnaud Nourry, chief executive of
French publishing group Hachette,  has warned.

EbooksMr Nourry said unilateral pricing by Google, Amazon  and other e-book
retailers such as Barnes & Noble could destroy  publishersâ profits.

He said publishers were âvery hostileâ to Amazonâs  pricing strategy â 
which the online retailer failed to consult  publishers â to charge $9.99 
all its e-books in the US. He also pointed  to plans by Google to put
millions of out-of-copyright books online for  public use.

âOn the one hand, you have millions of books for free where  there is no
longer an author to pay and, on the other hand, there are very  recent 
bestsellers at $9.99, which means that all the rest will have  to be sold at
between zero and $9.99,â Mr Nourry said.

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