[Coral-List] Coral farming

sandrine job pulpito2000 at yahoo.fr
Tue Feb 21 18:52:43 EST 2006

Dear all,
  I am seeking for any information related to coral farms, especially farms made in situ.
  The best would be to send me email adresses or web sites of Coral Farms.
  Thanks to you all,
  Sandrine JOB

Eric Borneman <eborneman at uh.edu> a écrit :
  Hello Hiroya:

Thank you for the update on the Proceedings and I am greatly looking 
forward to seeing them and appreciate the work that has certainly 
been required to produce them.

I am curious, though, about the printing. If the CD-ROM is already 
formatted, as it should be given the nature of the formatting 
required for submitted material, then any of thousands of print-on- 
demand printers should be able to produce bound volumes by a print-on- 
demand cost that can be from 1 to many thousands of copies.

For example, one print-on-demand company found with a quick google 
search will print hardback copies (6x9) with full color covers, dust 
jackets, up to 500 pages and provide 10 free copies of the book for US 
$1000 and this includes free CD e-books and 30% royalties for each 
copy sold if they are the distributor and 50% of CD-ROM sales. I 
consider this to be quite expensive. I think others on this list I 
know who have written full color books over 500 pages would agree 
that we would not be writing (or selling) much if printing costs and 
selling prices were this high.

While I don't have the details of the manuscript, the minimum order 
and costs seem very out of line with what I know about book 
publishing (which isn't much), having written two books. I think the 
cost of book series, such as Corals of the World, which are similarly 
large, colorful (which previous Proceedings have never been) and well 
made indicates what is possible. The costs of scientific publication 
have always been a mystery to me, to say the least, and in terms of 
most journals, an outrageous racket.

If, however, there are very few orders for text-based copies I can 
see that the cost would be high, but I see no reason for it to be 
impossible for even one copy to be produced given the nature of POD 
technology today. I hope others on the list who have published books 
could comment further.


Eric Borneman
Dept. of Biology and Biochemistry
University of Houston
Science and Research Bldg. II
4800 Calhoun
Houston, TX 77204

On Feb 19, 2006, at 11:10 PM, hyamano at nies.go.jp wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> Our apologies for delayed production of the Proceedings of the 10th 
> Okinawa. Here are the latest news on the publication.
> We are finishing the final check of the Proceedings, and the CD- 
> ROMs will
> be produced by the end of this month (28 Feb). Then, we will send 
> it to
> all the participants.
> For the printed matter, we determined the price to be about US$ 600.
> However, we need to have more than 100 orders as numbers of the 
> print. If
> the order for the printed matter is less 100, we will have to stop
> printing the Proceedings.
> More news will be sent as soon as I hear.
> Best wishes,
> Hiroya Yamano
> Chief for Public Relations, 10ICRS
> Co-editor for 10ICRS Proceedings
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> UR 128 CoReUs, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement
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> Tel: +687 26 07 19, Fax: +687 26 43 26
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