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Re: REQUEST: Self-published best-sellers?
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- Subject: Re: REQUEST: Self-published best-sellers?
- From: Michael Morin <ba202@FREENET.BUFFALO.EDU>
- Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 23:10:17 -0400
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If I remember correctly, The New York Times Magazine reported that Edward
Tufte took out a second mortage to self-publish Envisioning Information,
which is the best book of its kind I've seen. Wonder if his school would
accept it as a professional publication? Shutter to think?
At 06:13 PM 5/20/99 EDT, you wrote:
>Edward Tufte's wonderful books on the design of information were
>self-published, I believe because he wanted to maintain complete control of
>the design and quality of the editions. They include The Visual Display of
>Quantitative Information, Envisioning Information, and Visual Explanations,
>and are, I believe, considered classics.