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Offline Belochka

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Re: Books by AP members
« Reply #90 on: October 04, 2006, 07:27:24 PM »
The book publishing industry, like the music publishing industry is in a state of flux due to technological advancement.   Despite book pubishing suffering a sales downturn and commissioners being reluctant to publish unknown and first-time authors, its only a matter of time until this settles down.   

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The perceived reluctance of large publishing Houses to accept "first-time" authorship is not exactly a postive marketing strategy for the long term. Robert Massie started out as a first timer as have many others that have followed a similar road to scholary authorship.

The other problem for the downturn in sales, is not just because of the technological changes, but also due to changes in life-style priorities. The consequence is that the pool of specialist readership is sadly diminishing.

In Australia the most popular purchases are not history or even fiction, but cookbooks!

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« Reply #91 on: October 07, 2006, 07:01:44 PM »
Robert Massie was a journalist, so his writings were not altogether unknown.

I can't understand this thing about cookbooks - given the huge increase in sales in the number of of ready meals and carry-ins, I guess cookbooks, like many cookers, really only ever get dusted.

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« Reply #92 on: October 07, 2006, 08:41:07 PM »
Robert Massie was a journalist, so his writings were not altogether unknown.

I can't understand this thing about cookbooks - given the huge increase in sales in the number of of ready meals and carry-ins, I guess cookbooks, like many cookers, really only ever get dusted.

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Robert Massie is a Rhodes Scholar, who read European History at Oxford; and a Pulitzer Prizer recipient.

He is a first class academic with worthy credentials.

As for cookbooks: they have pretty pictures. You are right, most cookbook collections just get dusted (occassionally).  ;)

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« Reply #93 on: March 23, 2007, 05:16:44 PM »
Actually, I like to read cookbooks while I'm eating my sandwich at lunch  ;D
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