BYU’s Middle Eastern Texts Initiative (METI) moving to Brill

I just read that BYU’s Middle Eastern Text Initiative will be published in the future by Brill. Previously, the publisher had been the University of Chicago Press. I liked UCP because their prices were reasonable. You could pick up works by Muslim and Christian thinkers for $25-30 apiece. Brill, because of their standing in the academic world and type of material they publish, rob you blind. It is not rare to see a book for $150-200.

So while I am hopeful, I think this will probably be a horrible decision for a customer that is not an academic library. Fail!

Story here.

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