Interesting... Did a quick search here for Verso; guess I should interpret this to be about the sad reality for operating a capitalist firm, rather than some kind of lying radicalism on Verso's part. (http://mailman.lbo-talk.org/2005/2005-March/004892.html)
South End Press is openly radical in organization; but if they could've given you a better deal, could distribute your book better, etc, then you probably would've gone with them instead...
All the best,
On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 4:26 PM, Doug Henwood <dhenwood at panix.com> wrote:
> On Sep 3, 2011, at 10:42 PM, Tayssir John Gabbour wrote:
>> (It's not like the present copyright regime really is all that great
>> for producers. $6000 for the book Wall Street? Book authors often just
>> expect to somehow leverage money indirectly from the exposure their
>> books give them, like consulting jobs
> It was a great deal for Verso, which made something like $300,000 from the book.