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Re: Re: Re: Boycott O'Reilly

by davido (Archbishop)
on Jan 23, 2004 at 04:26 UTC ( #323436=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Boycott O'Reilly
in thread Boycott O'Reilly

But however you feel about this book, you're attacking the wrong group. O'Reilly didn't even publish it. It's simply available through their catalogue. It's also available from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Powells Books. If you boycot every bookseller that sells a book you disagree with, you have to abandon reading books.

Have you made any attempt to contact these booksellers, or the book's publisher to voice your disapproval, or is this simply a lot of hullabaloo over nothing, confined to the obscure corners of the Monastery? Though I consider the quest you're on to be misguided, that's secondary in significance to the fact that you're going about your protest in one of the least effective ways possible. Nobody outside of a few hundred Monasterians even care about a lone opinion expressed in some highly specialized website. If you're going to lead the siege against every bookseller that carries a book you disapprove of, at least do it in a way that gets some positively reinforced attention... and have the gumption to contact those groups you're protesting against so they'll know where you're coming from. Amazon.com probably doesn't read Perlmonks.


Dave


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Re: Re: Re: Re: Boycott O'Reilly
by Wassercrats on Jan 23, 2004 at 04:35 UTC
    Have you made any attempt to contact these booksellers, or the book's publisher to voice your disapproval, or is this simply a lot of hullabaloo over nothing, confined to the obscure corners of the Monastery?

    I'm a busy monk. I'm not sure what else I'll do about the book.

    I think I have a better chance to get a publisher to stop advertising some other publisher's book than to get the book to go out of print. I haven't planned the best book killing strategy. As I said, I'm a busy monk with other monkfish to fry.

    The combo of the copyright thing and this also made me concentrate on O'Reilly.

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