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Registered: 12/6/04
RE: Wardrop
Posted: Jun 11, 1996 9:54 AM
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> 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.

Norm Loomer


Dear Norm:

(Please excuse the form letter.)

I am writing to you about my textbook,

Statistics: Learning in the Presence of Variation

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

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.

Thank you.

Bob Wardrop
5573 Kupfer Road
Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597
(608) 849-6819

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