The Genus Lachenalia - A New Book

Judy Glattstein
Thu, 29 Mar 2012 05:59:46 PDT
The "target audience" is more likely to be institutions such as The New 
York Botanical Garden's LuEsther T. Mertz library rather than 
individuals. Public libraries with a general audience who are reading 
novels (of which multiple copies are purchased) are also not the target.

Has anyone noticed how the cost of books in general is increasing? When 
I bought Patrick Synge' book on lilies back in 1973 and paid $60 for it 
I felt extravagant. Today? Not so much.

Yes, this is an extremely expensive book but the price is not set by 
throwing darts at a random scoreboard. There are all sorts of tweaks and 
tidbits that influence the price - from obvious things like page 
number,size of pages, number of illustrations, quality of paper, 
indexing, to perhaps not so obvious matters - can the publisher wait 
until the printer has time to slot in the production or does it need to 
be published immediately to take advantage of public events (not likely 
in this case.)

Judy in New Jersey with flip/flop weather and plants in bloom a month early

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