Re: [SystemSafety] Fwd: Re: New book

From: SPRIGGS, John J < >
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:22:54 +0000


My publisher offers softback print-on-demand textbooks at a lower price to students (under certain conditions); unfortunately my intended main audience is engineers, who are not eligible for the offer and who cannot afford the hardback...

Self-publish next time?

John

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To: systemsafety_at_xxxxxx Subject: [SystemSafety] Fwd: Re: New book

On 4/15/13 12:10 PM, jean-louis Boulanger wrote:
> Safety Management of Software-based Equipment
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> Autor : jean-Louis Boulanger

Thanks!

But the price: £63.50 / €76.20 :-( I don't know any students who would afford that.

That is an issue I haven't solved. I was quoted an asking price of £75 from a major publisher for my 2001 book Causal System Analysis, knew none of my students would ever pay, so I printed hard-bound hard copies privately for the university library and for people who wanted them, at a quarter the price, and left it on-line.

On other other hand, I don't know how to do that much better. The Fukushima book is currently being negotiated to cost about €40 (hard copy or electronic).

John Spriggs has a book out on GSN with Springer: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4471-2312-5/page/1 Felix Redmill reviewed it in a recent edition of Safety Systems, and remarked on the steep price.

John Knight does best. His 2012 book http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439862551 costs about £32 = €37.50

PBL Prof. Peter Bernard Ladkin, Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld, 33594 Bielefeld, Germany Tel+msg +49 (0)521 880 7319 www.rvs.uni-bielefeld.de



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