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Re: Re:Australian Book

Australia and the USA are in different zones with respect to copyright
laws. This affects the distrubution of books by USA publishers here (they
usually have to be published by a local firm) and presumably the same thing
works over there (an Australian book needs a US publisher to distribute
it). I would imagine this is part of the problem. By selling his book
direct from Australia by mail order Graeme Grosveror avoids the problem and
his US readers don't have to wait until a US publisher decides to put it out.

Simone Clark
Canberra Australia
At 07:59 PM 4/02/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Amen to that, Duane.
>Joe and Donna Spears
>Argyle Acres
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Duane Buell <dbuell@ptialaska.net>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
>Date: Wednesday, February 04, 1998 12:30 PM
>Subject: OT: Re:Australian Book
>><<<<<Previous message with portions deleted>>>>>
>>>>The point I'm trying to make is that Amazon can offer the book at a  low
>>>>price if they choose, But there's little point, if they don't actually
>>>>have distribution rights.
>>>That is almost exactly what Graeme Grosvenor said.
>>This book issue is confusing me. If the publishers' retail price
>>is $55.00 Australian, it translates to approximately $37.50 US. So,
>>any bookseller offering it in the US for $38.50 isn't discounting
>>anything, and they've actually factored in some freight or other expense.
>>I've seen some messages here indicating the book is being
>>delivered to the US for about $50.00 US total, including shipping
>>from Australia. It just sounds like they (Grosvenor and publisher)
>>don't want to offer the book at a wholesale price. They know they
>>won't sell a lot of copies so they want to maximize their return.
>>Is this book available in book stores in Australia, or is it strictly
>>being handled publisher direct? If available in Australian book stores,
>>I don't like the implication. If it is only publisher direct, so be it.
>>Now that they have established a $55.00 AUD value, my twisted mind
>>sees it as a $38.50 USD value, and no more.
>>Duane Buell  Zone 6a but plan 5b for safety
>>Now featuring a BarnesandNoble bookseller link
>>dbuell@ptialaska.net or sales.ohq@sport4u.com

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