Originally posted by Oliver Corpuz:
Also, your lybrary.com electronic editions of books are not desirable at all from a collector's viewpoint. There isn't a big market for collecting "electronic books". The information might be exactly the same as the printed version, but the media format (electronic) is not very desirable. I'll take a dover reprint over an electronic file format every time.
Don't say that. A few years down the road ebooks might just be as collectible as books. I know that there are a few who already collect magic ebooks.
You might ask why would ebooks gain in value? Several reasons. There are some ebooks that come out in a limited edition, for example our "Bob Cassidy's Mentalism" is limited to 100 copies worldwide. Some ebooks evolve over time, being changed, corrected, ammended and appended. And so the early, if you want "first edition", will not be available for ever. And finally, who says Lybrary.com will exist for eternity? If I close it down many ebooks will be lost in their present form.
They might not be desirable today, but they might be later!
But my example of "Expert Card Technique" was mainly in reference to the contents. A chapter by Vernon and Dr. Daley is increadible valuable from a contents point of view. At least for me, and I would think for most others as well.
Chris.... Lybrary.com preserving magic one book at a time.