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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Oct 27 23:46:00 CET 2009

On Oct 27, 2009, at 5:16 PM, Victor Ivrii wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 4:46 PM, Jason Davies <ophiochos at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> the vast majority of the cost of a book is the preparation.
> I am really surprised. My experience is that all typesetting is done
> by the author. It may be another story with textbooks but for research
> monographs!
> The same story with journals. Reviewers AFAIK are free


I guess I interpret the statement as referring to the writing of the  
book rather than the typesetting.

When I was going to graduate school (quite a bit before TeX was  
around) I understood that books that contained maths were expensive  
because they required specially trained typesetting talent. Now that  
there is software that allows for the author typesetting the maths  
with no special typesetting talent necessary I no longer understand  
why books are so expensive.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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