The only answer I can give to that post is to say, that I did not say one way or another exactly what I believed. You are assuming that I believe a certain thing. That is your assumption and you are welcome to it.
wanderer33 said:The only answer I can give to that post is to say, that I did not say one way or another exactly what I believed. You are assuming that I believe a certain thing. That is your assumption and you are welcome to it.
Potamus said:Couple of good points, folks. Thanks. For certain, survival as a writer or a publisher is tough enough without any revenue losses.
These other two other trends seem related:
1) International, cheap textbooks. I take high-tech classes at University. I pay $120 for a textbook that my classmates paid $50 for from a Chinese website. Is my price higher due to the fact that the textbook company is experiencing less demand for their product because it is being printed abroad?
2) The trend for paid science. Once upon a time, free technical papers rained down on the internet. Now many are $30-150 bucks per paper, and as a lone researcher, you'll never make it! ('nuther good reason to be enrolled at the U!). Seems I don't like seeing research paid for by tax monies blocked from my access. And I am shouldering which cost exactly? Downloading a PDF of someone's thesis paper?
Laura said:psychegram said:This website is fantastic. I found it myself about a week ago, and have been reading Mouravieff's Gnosis and Ouspensky's In Search of the Miraculous there. I'm pretty sure neither of those works are still under copyright.
Actually, I believe that both of them are still under copyright. And if you are reading Gnosis in English, it is probably Robin Amis' translation, in which case you are taking money out of the pocket of an elderly, disabled gentleman.
Dear Mary Jane,
What a heartening message you sent! If Gnosis is doing its work, then conscience should begin to play its part in our lives. We had hoped that this was so, but yours is the first example of it
We have forwarded your request to our person in the States who handles the shipping of Gnosis. We have instructed him to send you used copies of I, II, and II, and charge a minimum amount. Is the address you give:
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 8 complete? We don't think so, therefore ask that you forward your complete address to us, or to our shipper in the States:
We have been concerned about the prevalence of the Gnosis trilogy in the form of e-books -- but as is the case of most pirating on the internet, there's not much we can do about it. We're sure this fact alone has been responsible for the falling off of sales of this book, which was one of the wayw we stayed afloat to produce more books.
We commend your action, and hope that there will be more of your kind appearing in the world.
With our very best wishes,
Robin and Lillian Amis
Praxis Research Institute. UK