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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: xml, books

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"Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com> writes:

> ari@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (K. Ari Krupnikov) writes:
> >Can you say if books that are available online sell
> >better or worse than those that aren't? Norman Walsh's DocBook for
> >instance?
> The problem here is that there's no good way to compare like and like.
> I don't have an equivalent book to compare it with, much less the same
> book without the open license.  
> At this point in time, I suspect that Norm's online version gets a lot
> more reading than our print book gets selling.

You've speculated on the relative "sales" of a money-costing paper
edition and a free-as-in-beer online one of the same book. Do you have
a speculation on wether you would have sold more of fewer copies of
the original 1999 paper edition had an online one not been available?


Elections only count as free and trials as fair if you can lose money
betting on the outcome.


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