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Old 06-05-2011, 02:00 PM   #16
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I feel the same way about Hemingway, but for his paperbacks. I don't see why I should spend 15 or 16 bucks on a thin trade paperback. I hate when publishers don't make mass market versions available. I imagine if they ever make Hemingway's books e-books they'll be priced similarly, though.
$15!

That's particularly egregious considering that a lot of Hemmingway stories and books are packaged in American Lit texts.
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:38 PM   #17
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I actually don't mind previews that much... and lately everything we've bought has let us skip, so that's good. (Although I have the Blu-ray commercials. HEY MOVIE-MAKERS. IF I BOUGHT THE BLU-RAY VERSION, YOU DON'T HAVE TO SELL ME ON BLU-RAY ANY FURTHER.)
It really pisses me off that I can't skip previews, only fast forward until the new chapter. Also, blu-ray players were, once upon a time, marketed with internet connectivity. This fabled technology was to work wonders for the consumer, such as letting them download and watch special features such as "behind the scenes" and "interviews with the director". None of which, I've ever seen in real life.

I just watched Tron: Legacy, and the wonderful internet connectivity was used for the awesomeness of COMMERCIALS on the disc menu screen. Up and coming features, and the like. This is AFTER I watched the friggin previews on the disc.

If only Netflix streaming actually looked as good as a blu-ray... I'd skip this whole buying media from the studios thing.
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:22 PM   #18
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Faulkner and Hemingway are really living it up --somewhere-- with all the money coming in from their ebook and paperback sales!

How do publishers get these rights?
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:38 PM   #19
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More interestingly, who is profiting from them?

I'm serious. Does Faulkner/Hemmingway have a descendent that is getting paid for these copies, or is it all just going into the Knopf Official Money Pile?

(I could Wiki it, but I must feed the cats now. And I'm lazy. So there's that.)
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:42 PM   #20
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Both Hemingway and Faulkner had children, one of Hemingway's is still alive. It's probably harder to find out who controls the literary estate. For example, in the US, I think that the rights to some famous author, IIRC Arthur Conan Doyle, ended up owned by the ex-husband and/or step-children of one of author's daughters. I'm sure that ended well.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:32 PM   #21
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Interesting. Pretty sure Doyle's son died in a war -- I remember reading something about him spending a lot of money on seances and the like later in life; I didn't know he had a surviving daughter.
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Interesting. Pretty sure Doyle's son died in a war -- I remember reading something about him spending a lot of money on seances and the like later in life; I didn't know he had a surviving daughter.
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