Copy that (it's cheaper)

July 19, 2012

One of the books recently reviewed in Times Higher Education, Modern Women in China and Japan (12 July), was advertised as having 224 pages and a price of £56.

As a work of scholarship, the book may well deserve to be published, but isn't there something wrong with the economics of academic publishing when a book costs 25p per page? Shouldn't the threshold be something like the cost of photocopying at your local reprographic shop?

Michael Bulley, Chalon-sur-Saône, France

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