Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Thu Nov 9 23:24:37 UTC 2000

    Just wondering;  How much money is needed to print the rest of _
(Random House) Historical Dictionary of American Slang_?   Random House
evidently wants to make a profit (not unreasonable), and Jonathan Lighter
would like royalties (also not unreasonable).  How much would each  copy of
the third volume have to sell for to satisfy both parties?

    If publication of the entire third volume isn't now possible, how about
printing half of it? Or a quarter of it?  What other sources of funding
might be available?  If the scholarly community and a representative from
Random House would engage in some brainstorming, might a solution or at
least a partial solution emerge?

-----Gerald Cohen

gcohen at umr.edu

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