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In: Uncategorized15 May 2010
A lot of the books people praise are classics that have fallen into the public domain.
I find it odd that no one — that I can find, at least — has ever set up a shop to print these classic books in classic style, on good, thick paper and perhaps in leather-bound hardcover.
How to Win Friends and Influence People, for example, is seemingly in the public domain. (Although they have “revised” the editions so that they can sell something copyrighted.) Why is it a trashy-looking paperback? Why not make it look like a classic? And, of course, set the pages in classic style, too, though perhaps with a slightly-refined font so that it’s a little easier on the eyes.
While you’d certainly incur some decent costs to do this, you could also look at it as taking free books, printing them nicely, and selling them for $40-60 apiece. I’m positive that I’m far from the only one who would think this was insanely cool and buy a bunch of them.