> I hope everyone interested will call W. C. Brown and ask about the > book, but I've heard a rumor that they dropped the book like a hot > potato. If they confirm this, another part of the rumor is that the > author has quite a few copies and is looking for another publisher. > >
The following message, which I received from the author himself on May 21, clarifies the situation.
which was published by William C. Brown, copyright 1995. I am writing to you for one or more of the following reasons.
---You have used my text in your class.
---You have considered using my text in your class.
---You have expressed some positive reactions to my text.
In early April of this year I received a letter from the CEO of WC Brown. The letter stated, in part,
Between now and May 31, you, your new publisher, or a selected agent of yours is free to negotiate purchase of your title's inventory. After May 31, WCBP will destroy the inventory.
Forced to act quickly, I decided to purchase 4,000 copies of my text.
If you need desk copies of my text, please contact me. If you decide to use my text in a class, please give the local bookstore my address. Finally, if the situation arises and it is appropriate, please inform others who are interested in my text to contact me.
This summer I will be revising the Student Solutions Manual, and it will be ready by August 1. I am excited about this revision. I was rushed to write the original manual, and there are several ways it can be improved. In particular, I will provide more study tips, and extra review questions for each chapter. As a final bonus, without the need to help support the myriad employees of a large publishing company, the manual will have a very reasonable selling price.
Bob Wardrop 5573 Kupfer Road Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597 (608) 849-6819