Stop Press for February 11th

February 12, 2008


  1. Selling books by chapters: There are a few good reasons to do that.

    Technical books: I want the chapter from this book on programming and that one from this other, etc. Make your own technical book.

    Novels: At school/university, you have to study text of some authors in litterature or philosophy. And you need only the excerpt of some opus and not necessary everything.

    Travel Books: I don’t want everything about this country, but just this city or this province. My trip goes through a few cities, I want to be able to compile all my destination, but not everything about each countries.

    Comment by karl — February 12, 2008 @ 11:38 am

  2. Yeah, I was a bit harsh on them. You are right about technical books and travel books, and possibly some non-fiction, but I do not agree about students reading novels (they should study the whole thing!) – or in this instance. And I still have an issue with the price.

    Comment by James Bridle — February 12, 2008 @ 8:24 pm

  3. Yes the price is too high. :)

    As for the students they should study the whole thing, well, they *should* indeed, but do they. ;) Plus the many times when the teacher is photocopying a part of a book, better to have an official sold copy. :)

    Comment by karl — February 12, 2008 @ 11:29 pm

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