[OS X TeX] Why does this hang so = [OT] electronic books

Jason Davies ophiochos at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 21:46:28 CET 2009

On 27 Oct 2009, at 11:51, Victor Ivrii wrote:

> I googled "scientific ebooks" and instantly poped-up
> http://ebooks.worldscinet.com/mathematics.shtml
> However closer look revealed that prices are comparable with those of
> printed books. Either someone getting filthy rich or it is to
> subsidize printed books.

the vast majority of the cost of a book is the preparation. Actually  
printing and distritubing is fairly trivial (eg the friends I have who  
run a press say it costs about £3-4 to produce a hardback.)

I agree there should be a small discount but it's not the physical  
book that costs.

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