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Re: REQUEST: Self-published best-sellers?



My memory is that Tufte's first book was self published because no
publisher would take it.  Tufte had to set up his own company.

R*

On Thu, 20 May 1999, Liz Horton 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.
>
> Liz Horton
>

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