Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    Re: Fw: [?? Probable Spam] [rete] Astrolabes at Greenwich
    From: Wolfgang Köberer
    Date: 2008 Dec 15, 23:38 +0100
    Peter Fogg is right. Books like these are expensive to produce (not to print perhaps). There is a lot more work involved in getting the pictures right, in the typesetting etc. than in a run-of-the-mill novel. And it is very difficult these days to figure out how many people will buy such a specialized book. No wonder OUP thought that an excellent book like "Astrolabes at Greenwich" would sell a lot of copies and underestimated how many people would really put that much money on the counter. Even large libraries have had to cut back on purchasing so a publisher does not have a certain amount of copies sold. It's a poor show, though, to give away the rest of the print run just a few years after publication.
    In any case, I am sure that Willem will not get rich through this book, whatever the price will be; no one doing serious historical work ever does. 

    Navigation List archive: www.fer3.com/arc
    To post, email NavList@fer3.com
    To unsubscribe, email NavList-unsubscribe@fer3.com

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site