pricing of e-texts (26)

Thu, 16 Mar 89 00:06:28 EST

Humanist Mailing List, Vol. 2, No. 729. Thursday, 16 Mar 1989.

Date: Wed, 15 Mar 89 13:21:51 MST
From: Randall Jones <JONES@BYUADMIN>
Subject: ETC & Shakespeare

I'm not sure what kind of response Lou wants from ETC about the pricing
policy for their Shakespeare. An apology perhaps? The company
negotiated with Houghton-Miflin to obtain permission, and is paying
them a royalty in return. Literally thousands of dollars were invested
in the scanning, proofing, indexing, etc. The product is not just the
text but an indexed version to be used with WordCruncher. It is
certainly not out of line with the Oxford edition.

The same holds true for the other texts ETC has to offer, i.e. Cather,
Faulkner, Emerson, Hawthorne, H. James, J. London, Melville, Thoreau,
Twain, Whitman, the Bible and the Constitution Papers.

Randall Jones