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Doug Wilson


Doug Wilson
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  • John Hudson said: Presuming there is an electronic edition as well as print, will it be possible to get digital-only subscription? Asking on behalf of my bookshelves. We have not discussed it, but will bring it up. I'm personally of two …
  • Stefano Costa said: Is it tactless to ask how much the subscription rate is going to be? Not tactless. We haven't officially set the annual price but want to make sure it is affordable. Likely in the $30 USD range.
  • Austin Stahl said: Are the people who signed up last summer for the preview issue of 'Typographics Magazine' still signed up to get this? Or would they need to sign up anew? You would be surprised how complicated my answer to this quest…
  • Nick Sherman said: I can attest to Orcutt’s book being worth reading. I learned about it from Frank Romano in a short video he made for WhatTheyThink back in 2009: http://whattheythink.com/video/37273-week-with-frank-romano-documenting-history-…
  • An update (for those of you following along): I emailed Penguin Randomhouse (who now owns Knopf, which owns Doubleday Doran) and they said the following:  "We don't seem to hold any rights to this title, but it was published by Jarrold Publishing (…
  • Maurice Meilleur said: OT: don't believe that claim on the page Doug links to about Hitler having 'switched his thinking about letters' in order to 'promote Nazi science to the world'. Must have slipped past the editors. I've always been…
  • Max Phillips said: I would assume a big firm would not let the copyright go without at least one renewal Speaking as a writer who's dealt with more than one major US publisher, I would not bet the farm on their consistency or attention to det…
  • Scott-Martin Kosofsky said: You can find more about Reginald Orcutt's activities in this book: Paradigms Lost: The Life and Deaths of the Printed Word by William J. Sonn, though it appears that, by and large, it reiterates much from Merchant of…
  • @Thomas Phinney It was published in 1945 by Doubleday, Doran and Company (which has now merged with Knopf) so I'm guessing they own the copyright. I would assume a big firm would not let the copyright go without at least one renewal, but the only …