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This is one offer I can refuse

OK, so this came in the email today:

Dear Contributor,


[978 1 78347 485 1]

Regular price: $455.00

Special Contributor price: $113.75 (plus shipping)

We are pleased to announce the publication of the above title. Due to the limited print run of this collection and the high number of contributing authors, we are unable to offer a complimentary copy. In recognition of your contribution, however, we are delighted to offer you one copy of this title at a discount of 75% off the list price (excluding postage and packing). Please note that these purchases should be for personal use and not for resale.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please visit our website at the link below. To receive your 75% discount on one copy of this title enter ( FRANZESE75 ) in the discount code field during checkout.


You can also purchase further copies of this title and other titles from the Elgar list at a 50% author discount.

As a thank you to our authors and contributors, Edward Elgar Publishing offers a 50% discount on all titles. Orders must be prepaid and are for personal use only. To take advantage of this offer at any time, please enter the discount code ‘EEAUTHOR’ on the payment page of our website: Please note only one discount code is allowed per order. Any further questions please feel free to contact us.

With best wishes,

Research Collections Department
Edward Elgar Publishing

Independent Publisher of the Year 2017- Independent Publishers Guild
Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year 2017 & 2014 – Independent Publishers Guild
Digital Publisher of the Year 2015 – Independent Publishers Guild
Independent, Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year 2014 & 2013 – The Bookseller

Wow, a mere $113.75 (plus shipping), huh? I guess that’s what it takes to be named Digital Publisher of the Year.

Also, I just love it that this extremely-low price of $113.75 excludes “postage and packing.” No free lunches here, no siree!


  1. zbicyclist says:

    Now for only $308 at Amazon.

    I looked it up because I was curious about how many authors there were. There are 10 “contributors include”, but that’s not a full list for the 34 articles (originally published from 1997 to 2016). There’s no “Look Inside” to check the contents, and no reader reviews.

    Since the articles seem mostly/entirely to have been previously published (and therefore likely available for free in a large university library), and since $300+ is a heck of a price for a textbook, I’m lost to see what the market is. How far above “vanity press” level is a publication like this?

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