From: Ian Stirling
Subject: Re: "Art of Electronics" for 15 $ New !!!
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 21:29:02 +0000 (UTC)
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Winfield Hill wrote:
> Jonathan wrote...
>> I'm crossing this over into sci.electronics.design in the hope that
>> Winfield Hill sees it and comments on these Indian publishers of
>> his efforts, 2nd ed of AofE, for about $13 new and the student
>> edition for about $9 new, at oscarindia.com. He may have something
>> useful to say about it, as well.
> It may be related to a paperback student-edition reprint that's
> authorized for sale in India only. They claimed that it's very
> tightly regulated. Limited-quantity student-edition reprints
> have been authorized in a few countries, as a public service.
I think my ideal way of buying books would be being able to buying an ebook,
for perhaps 25% of the cover price, which is then redeemable against the
cost of the paper copy, if you want to buy it.
As I understand it, this 25% would more than cover the normal profit
made by the publisher, and royalties.
Being able to search your collection of books for a phrase, is something
I'm finding very handy.
At least for fiction, where those of us with average memories, it can be
a great help.
I've got ~3000 books in the attic, and even though I have the paper books,
I often find myself downloading electronic copies from the warez groups,
so that I can (with a tiny script) simply click on a name that I've forgotten
and it'll go back to the point where the character was introduced.
http://www.baen.com/ is one publisher that's heavily pushing ebooks.
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