Re: [OPE] Riccardo's books

From: Paul Cockshott <>
Date: Sat Dec 18 2010 - 18:11:32 EST

That is a very good argument.
I and co authors have debated this and last time came down narrowly in favour of going via a publisher.
It is not clear that we were right. It may have been better to have put the book on the web under a gnu license as Allin and I have done with Towards a New Socialism and only allow publishers to print it if they do not ask for exclusive copyright.
Against this, existing publishers have a distribution network which can be useful, but I am not sure that in the age of the Internet whether this counts for as much as it once did.

From: [] On Behalf Of paul bullock []
Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2010 6:43 PM
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Subject: Re: [OPE] Riccardo's books

If you are all so ‘shocked’ at publishers prices why not simply publish free online? You undermine your own position by signing contracts then complaining about the result.


From: [] On Behalf Of christopher arthur
Sent: 18 December 2010 15:33
To: Outline on Political Economy mailing list
Subject: Re: [OPE] Riccardo's books

The Palgrave books concerned are

The Constitution of Capital: Essays on Volume 1 of Capital eds. Bellofiore and Taylor
The Circulation of Capital: Essays on Volume 2 of Capital eds Arthur and Reuten
The Culmination of Capital: Essays on Volume 3 of Capital eds Campbell and Reuten

As people say we authors do not get any say. But it would be good for Libraries to get this set, for potential readers to put pressure on publishers to keep them in print and secure a paperback.
Chris A

christopher j. arthur<>

On 18 Dec 2010, at 13:36, Jurriaan Bendien wrote:

I wonder if Haymarket could bring out cheap paperback editions of the
English-language volumes edited by Riccardo Bellofiore, or more
specifically, the collections of essays edited by Chris Arthur and Riccardo
on Capital Vol 1, 2 and 3?

I cannot afford $130 or $170 for these books. The University of Amsterdam
has NO titles edited by Riccardo, nor does the Royal Library. Erasmus
University has only Riccardo's book on Minsky.

Seems like only a secret Marxist elite can read this books ?!


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