[INDOLOGY] New Catalogus Catalogorum

Rosane Rocher rrocher at sas.upenn.edu
Tue May 7 18:14:56 UTC 2013

Dear Stella,

British publishers with whom I have had to deal are nearly as bad 
applying an outrageous exchange rate between British pounds and American 
dollars.  If not a disease, it seems to be a racket.


On 5/7/13 10:38 AM, Dominik Wujastyk wrote:
> Dear Stella,
> I'm sorry your friends had a bad experience.
> D. K. Agencies
> normally
> run a very professional service, with in-house MARC cataloguing to 
> Library of Congress standards. But my experience
> , dating back
> about ten years
> ,
> was also that they were
> good but
> expensive.
> Since then, the Indian Govt. has hugely ratcheted up the postal rates 
> for shipping books out of India.  It's a completely different prospect 
> now, than in the past, to send a book parcel from India to an 
> international destination.  And that has hit the international 
> business of
> book distribution
> companies
> hard.
> Best,
> Dominik
> On 7 May 2013 16:22, Stella Sandahl <ssandahl at sympatico.ca 
> <mailto:ssandahl at sympatico.ca>> wrote:
>     Dear Dominik and all,
>     I am bombarded with different lists from D.K. Agencies in Delhi.
>     Friends in Delhi tried to buy a book from them with the rupee
>     price. They claimed they did not have it. Later a Canadian friend
>     here in Toronto ordered it for me from their Delhi outlet at their
>     very inflated dollar price.
>     I have long resented the inflated dollar prices which Indian book
>     agencies seem to uniformly apply. What can be done about it?
>     Except buying the books when in India.
>     Best
>     Stella
>     --
>     Stella Sandahl
>     ssandahl at sympatico.ca <mailto:ssandahl at sympatico.ca>
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