I really must stop Little Big Sis from giving it away

OK, I mean it might do wonders for her literary career. But giving away thousands, tens of thousands, of words of Worstall literary output just reduces the price for other Worstall word output. And we all agree that we cannot have that, don\’t we?

4 thoughts on “I really must stop Little Big Sis from giving it away”

  1. Perhaps you could encourage her to write an Ode to Scandium, show Keats how it’s done…

    My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
    My sense, as though of Holmium I had drunk,
    Or emptied some dull euxenite to the drains
    One minute past, and Lanthanum-wards had sunk:
    ‘Tis not through envy of thy reactive nucleus,
    But being too reactive in thine oxidation state +3,
    That thou, light-winged Dryad of the alloys,
    In some melodious plot
    Of beechen green, and shadows numberless,
    Singest of halides in lamps used globally.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    The irony of saying this on a free blog is sweet. I assume that was intended. Baen Books used to say that giving away free copies of some of their SF books resulted in higher sales. I am not sure they still do it so it may not be as good as they thought, but it was their policy. It is certainly true that free copies of some books introduced me to authors I would never have read otherwise. In fact I probably started reading Patrick O’Brien because of a grossly discounted copy. Given the expense of all the books I have bought since, his publisher came out well from that. So I think more work has to be done on the exact economics of the situation.

    Besides I thought it was a Brother’s role to make sure his Sister wasn’t giving it away.

  3. Free Worstall books only affect the price of other Worstall output if they are producing into the same market.
    Might have a cross-over effect if it creates a positive name recognition. Or a negative one.
    Not read the other Worstall output so don’t know.

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