RE: Books cheap

Subject: RE: Books cheap
From: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 11:02:20 -0500

As a writer, one thing you might want to be aware of is that there is
significance to the marker line that you find on the edge of a book
(usually the bottom or top edge of the pages, near the binding) that
you are about to buy. This marking is the convention that publishers
use to indicate that the book has been remaindered, and the significance
is that the author does not get any royalty for remaindered copies
of a book that they wrote. (Another, older convention that was
commonly used for paperback books was to tear off the front cover
of remaindered copies, but that is much more labor-intensive than
making marks on a huge stack of books.)

BTW, the same kind of practice also applies in the music business (where
I spent my first two careers). In the old days of LPs, one corner of the
cardboard dust jacket would be mutilated (clipped off, notched with a
saw cut, hole drilled in it). In the CD era, the usual convention is a notch
in one edge of the jewel case or a hole drilled through the jewel case
and CD just outside of the center hole.

My opinions only, I don;t speak for Intel.
Fred Ridder
Parsippany, NJ

From: "Spreadbury, David " <David -dot- Spreadbury -at- tellabs -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Books cheap
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 09:35:26 -0600

Try Amazon ( or Barnes and Noble
( They both have options to search for Used
books. I saved over 50% on a couple of books purchased this way. One of
them was brand new, the other had a black marker line on the edge. Which
didn't change any of the content!

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