Vanity-Publish and be Damned

Buying Five More Copies Each of the Books

May 20, 2015

I would like to buy five more copies each of the two books at the discount rate.”

Are you sure that you have really got the hang of this ‘open-source’ publishing lark, Ron? The idea is that the author pays to have a scientific paper (for instance) published, and the reader gets to see it for free. What you are doing is first giving stuff away for free, then later paying to have it published, and then paying to read your own work. Why, it is almost as though somebody has found a way of getting money from nowhere. 

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