Dewey B. Larson
755 N.E. Royal Court
Portland, Oregon 97232
Mar. 12, 1985
We have received a bill for $10.80 from Princeton University which is made out to you. Just in case you might have paid it, I am sending the check to you rather than direct to them. If you have already paid the bill, you can send the check back. Otherwise, please forward it to them.
Your letter to the editor on the employment issue was a good try. Unfortunately, no one seems to be willing to apply reasoning to economic matters. I don’t know just how it will be possible to straighten out the thinking on this subject.
All of the advance orders for the new book have been filled. Most were shipped before Feb. 15, so they have been in the hands of the purchasers for a couple of weeks by this time. This is not time for much reaction, but you might be interested in one order that we have received, As you can see from the reproduction enclosed, these people (Coutts Library Services, Buffalo) are willing to pay up to $125 for the book, if necessary. On this basis, it ought to be a bargain at $19.
We have sent review copies to all of the periodicals included in the tentative list that I sent you on Jan. 15, except a few of the more obscure journals in the second section of the list. As I said in my earlier letter, if you have any ideas as to additional publications that should be included in our mailing, we would be glad to have them. We have sent out a few copies to foreign periodicals, but have not yet decided whether to make a major effort in the overseas market. It is unprofitable financially. The only reason for cultivating the foreign periodicals is that they sometimes say a kind word that we can use in our advertising here.