[bksvol-discuss] Re: Bookshare's Purpose in Your Eyes

  • From: Tony Baechler <bookshare@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2004 23:01:58 -0700

At 03:25 PM 6/9/2004 -0400, you wrote:

> >5.  Even if you choose to pay for you Bookshare membership, that money
> >to Bookshare.  Neither the author nor the publisher get any of it.  That
> >starts to look pretty significant if someone is downloading 100 books a
> >month.

Hi. I have one question though. What if a book is out of print? Let us take a book from the 1970's or 1960's. Who gets money from that? Not the publishers since they don't publish it now. Not the authors because they are most often paid by the publishers. The libraries, maybe? I doubt it, really. OK, we better remove every out of print title, especially all those science fiction books. Sorry Paul Edwards and others, your scans are not allowed because they could not be bought from the publisher. My point here is to be absurd. I doubt if someone will throw away abook because it is out of print, but the publishers make nothing from them. The publishers make nothing from bookshare.org either. Do you see the paralel here?

Other related posts: