>buy a book from Cambridge University Press on Amazon. >the book is a cheap print-on-demand job

>buy a book from Cambridge University Press on Amazon
>the book is a cheap print-on-demand job
>really thick pages with sharp edges
>noticable gap between the two halves of the book
>heavy as frick
Frick you Amazon. You didn't have that book in stock you just printed it when I ordered it. Motherfrickers.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh yeah I forgot, the occasional pictures are revoltingly low-quality too. Really blurry and composed of fat splodges of ink.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What book? Also yeah, Amazon has a well-known problem of selling fakes or reprints, especially if it's titles that have been out of print for some time. You should be alright if it's from one of the bigger publishers though, for the most part.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's self party my mate purchased a copy of The Stranger and it came the size of a bloody magazine.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's kind of weird that no greater commentary about le captilism has come from this gradual realization that most of the stuff on Amazon at this point is fake shit sold under fake pretences by a few factory direct conglomerates

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why? The leftists who typically criticise this sort of cancerous monopolism have been effectively kicked out of public discourse, and "ordinary people" are pretty much used to the behaviour anyway. Yes, we got screwed over again, but there's no point in complaining, we'll just go on, you can't beat Amazon... and for good measure someone will tell people to vote with their wallets or something.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Got a scan once where whole pages were unreadable because of glare.

        My personal favorite "if you think there's a gap in the market that's profitable, go ahead and fill it"

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >My personal favorite "if you think there's a gap in the market that's profitable, go ahead and fill it"
          How is that wrong? Amazon is ruining its business by selling aliexpress crap, but there's still demand for quality, so retail and other online stores are filling in the gap. You can even get in on it yourself as a small seller by using Etsy or whatever platform. But no its EVIL CAPITALISM and it would be so much better if you were forced to get everything from the Glorious People's Plastic Junk Factory

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >there's still demand for quality

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I fell for this once too. I could have printed it out for much less than 20$ Bezos you c**t

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got one from Amazon, also from a uni press, printed upside down. So it reads like manga if you turn it upright, which is a bit weird.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's a man you homosexual.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wish they'd say print on demand if its one of those. I have a weird copy of Salambo with a pixelated cover, huge pages and absolutely tiny print. Do not go for the cheapest on amazon.
    All 3 of my Book of the Short Suns were printed on demand also

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    since when are thick pages a bad thing?

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >want to try crossdressing
    >lifted too much and became too muscular to pull it off

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i've heard people these days are into "thick b***hes"

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >lifter gay
      >is an autogynpehile
      Why is this so common?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >why do men who spend their time obsessing about men's bodies turn out to be gay
        who's to say?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why the sissy gay and not the macho kind of gay, then?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            there is only one gay, the big gay and he is you

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ambushmax

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cambridge (and most university presses) went POD for all those titles which lack the sales required for traditional printing. Cambridge's POD holds up very well, my 1000 page History of Western Music Theory shows no wear beyond the slight bowing of the spine which all 1000 page paperbacks suffer from despite having gotten a fair amount of abuse and use.

    Princeton and Cambridge have reintroduced and kept in print many titles which would be virtually unobtainable because of POD, enjoy it and stop crying about things that don't matter.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >princeton
      >reintroduced
      Yeah at $180 for a book

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Princeton's POD are mostly in the $20-40 range, such titles would be $100+ if traditionally printed.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    that's a man

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sauce?

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