I refuse toÂ pay $120USD (or $180AUD)Â for aÂ 208 pageÂ book (or 178 pages, depending on where it is listed). Publishers need to bring out e-prints of texts forÂ 1/5 or 1/6Â the price of that. Look at how many copies Empire sold and the publisher gaveÂ out free PDFs of the book online!!!Â They really need to look at the shareware model of content distribution.
TheÂ more I find out about it, the more I begin to understand how much of the publishing industry is utter bullshit. The poor authors get placed in the stupidest situations.
This book could have been relevant to my work, but not at that price. How many other phd students are going to bother reading it? Is there an emerging readership aristocracy? I already spend at least 1/8 of my income on books.
Academic publishing industry, you act as a drag on the circulation of ideas. Or, better, pure gravity in the capitalist space of circulation. Well done.
Keith Ansell Pearson has reviewed this text and part of the review is an excellent discussion of Deleuze’s conception of the event. The book looks essential to my dissertation.
So, again, thank you academic publishing industry, you bunch of fucking cunts.