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Re: Theos-World Future of Publishing

Aug 31, 2009 12:59 PM
by Augoeides-222

I think people will still buy regular books as they have before. In the last 6 months I have purchased 11 booksin hard printed form And also downloaded about as many from Google Books in PDF to my Documents. I also use Google Books to book shop, on their listing many of the books are not free but links are provided to connect to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Border Books, Alibris and other normal suppliers. For those books that are purchased from Google books there is a 63/37 Publisher-Google split of the proceeds and royalties. My personal view is Google provides a excellent pathway for all book lovers. I even was able to review Theo's wonderful and magnificently researched work on John Worrell Keely which so impressed me I ordered it and am currently thoroughly enjoying, I give it a "10+" and highly recommend others to get a copy for their library it is a treasure trove of finely researched information with special attention also to HPB. Thank you Theo for your exhaustive effort , it is enriching my mind. I wish your book on the Vril was still in print alas no one seems to have a copy. 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "MKR" <> 
To: "theos-talk" <> 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 6:50:10 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
Subject: Theos-World Future of Publishing 

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 digital 
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 over 
which the online retailer failed to consult publishers â to charge $9.99 for 
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 books, 
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. 

Full article at: 

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