[INDOLOGY] New Catalogus Catalogorum
rrocher at sas.upenn.edu
Tue May 7 18:14:56 UTC 2013
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
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> Stella Sandahl
> ssandahl at sympatico.ca <mailto:ssandahl at sympatico.ca>
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