Tim Spalding wrote:
> I really hope this—or more probably what comes of this—ends the
> selling of covers to libraries.
Probably not, with all the restrictions you attached.
Still, this is a most interesting experiment. Commercial sellers
supposedly have a legal backing from contracts with publishers,
which you don't? How long will that last? If it does last, it is
indeed a big win.
In the blog entry, you wrote: "Publishers and authors want
libraries and bookstores to show their covers." -- I'm not so
sure. I think publishers want copyright to make it hard to use
out-of-print books, so people buy new books instead. Back in
1932, Aldous Huxley wrote: "We don't want people to be attracted
by old things. We want them to like the new ones."
Lars Aronsson ([log in to unmask])
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