Re: scholarship: new & exciting

From: Brook Hinton (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 16 2007 - 22:03:47 PDT

They stopped the online thing a few years ago, though the stuff from that
period is still online and free.

The advent of more affordable on-demand publishing throws an interesting new
light on the possibilities of free-online (or its new variant, pay nothing
or what you will) coupled with pay-object distribution. Not just for books.


On 10/16/07, ben d <email suppressed> wrote:
> Toronto's Coach House Books made an interesting shift a number of years
> ago (late 90s or so). They decided that the printed book, existed as a
> fetish object and they should provide the content for free online. I'm not
> sure how it worked for them, my impression is it helped their sales. Years
> later I'm shocked this model hasn't caught on for low-run titles at other
> presses.
> Ben

Brook Hinton
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