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can I get a hardbound copy of a Semaphore Press casebook?
you want a printed hard copy of a book, you have several
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print a personal copy for yourself on your printer -- there are no
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two of our titles, you have an additional option: a printed and bound copy from
Amazon. James Grimmelmann's Internet Law: Cases & Problems, and John Parry's Cases and Problems in Civil Rights Litigation are available at a price that
includes Amazon's cost of printing, Amazon's "cut" of any
amount charged above the printing cost, and the base price ($30)
that Semaphore Press suggests be paid for the digital copy of the
book. Because the Amazon price has the $30 suggested price
in, after you purchase a printed copy of either of these books, you should
absolutely feel free to download a digital copy of the book from
Semaphore Press using the "freeride" button at the bottom of the book's
payment page. Click here to be taken to the Amazon page for Internet Law: Cases & Problems or Cases and Problems in Civil Rights Litigation.
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we can't provide a refund.
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direct people who are interested in obtaining a copy to the Semaphore
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can download their own copies. The resale market in the traditional
casebook publishing world is part of what drives casebook prices up to
$220 or more; when a publisher prices a book at $190, it is factoring in the
competition and lost opportunities that the resold books embody for
them. Things are different at Semaphore Press. Because anyone can get
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