Louis Jacot Foundation Prize & Publishing in France

 Dewey B. Larson755 N.E. Royal Court Portland, Oregon 97232

September 16, 1981

Dear Dewey:

The first printing would be 3,000 copies, apparently in a separate little booklet (though I am not sure how they intend. to make 48 printed pages out of 33 typed). As I understand it, they will pay 17,600 francs in three installments as an advance—1/3 on signing of contract; 1/3 when proofs are returned; 1/3 on date of publication. In addition, they will pay 40% on each of the 2900 copies sold commercially; by the time the first printing is sold out this should amount to 27,840 franks, assuming a retail price of 24 fr./copy. On additional printings you would receive 10% up to the 8000th copy sold, and then 15% for all additional copies. At the current rate of 5.7 fr. to the dollar, this would amount to just under $8,000.00 when the first printing is sold out. What the advance by itself would be worth amounts to a little over$3,000.00. But more than the money, if the project really does go through, it would constitute an important opening to Europe, since they mention that they would publicize it on radio and through the press.

There remains the question of the translation. We have the choice of letting them translate it—for which they would take 4,000 fr. from your royalties—or finding some way of doing it ourselves. 4000 fr., which is about \$700, seems to me at least double the price for which we could get a quality translation in this country, and I think I could arrange this, if you should wish.

Please let me know how you would like me to handle this matter; also if you need a translation into English of the proposal. If you find all OK, the next step would be to ask for a contract based on the terms outlined.

With all best wishes, and warm regards to Dorothy,

Jan Sammer

International Society of  Unified Science
Reciprocal System Research Society

Salt Lake City, UT 84106
USA

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