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Re: theos-talk Re: Electronic version of theosophical books

Dec 29, 2010 12:18 PM
by MKR

Good point.

Here in the USA, all non profit operations need to file a disclosure
statement each year detailing income and expenses and this is public
information. Last time I looked at the document, I found that the highest
paid employee is not one marketing theosophy or popularizing theosophy, but
the man who is the accountant. In addition more than $100,000 was spent on
outside accountants (we do not know what they did for the money) and the
money spent on theosophical lecturers etc was very little. Priorities seem
to be out of order. More money should be spent in popularizing theosophy and
theosophical publications rather than on overhead. It is very interesting to
watch what is going on!!!

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 2:09 PM, Konstantin Zaitzev <>wrote:

> --- In <>, MKR
> <mkr777@...> wrote:
> > It is time that the publishers, who are supposed to be dedicated to
> > broadcasting theosophy start putting out electronic editions.
> > When money talks, theosophical objectives go by the wayside.
> As for the purely commercial publishers, we cannot blame them, we can only
> thank them for making rare books available and making theosophy popular (for
> example, in Russia the most part of theosophical literature is published by
> them, and so the books penetrate into the little towns where they would
> never get to, if promoted by the Theosophical Society only).
> But as for the publishing houses like TPH and Quest Books, it should be
> remembered that they were created for promotion of theosophy, not for making
> money for the Society, and if nowdays this promotion can be made more
> efficiently by other ways, the funds of the Theosophical Society should be
> moved from them to other channels. It's the question primarily not to
> publishers but to the International Presindent and the general secretaries
> of the sections.

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