Are books dead? I say no.
Are book publishers dead? That’s a tougher question.
Is literacy dead at book publishers? Apparently so.
At least it lies whimpering in the gutter at McGraw-Hill Ryerson, according to an email notice of a survey conducted by the venerable Canadian company in October 2010. The message I received announced:
This customer survey has been designed to help McGraw-Hill Ryerson refine our skills and knowledge in order to offer you the best customer experience possible.
Our shared purpose is to be the leading learning solutions provider source:- dedicated to excellence- recognized for our collaborative learning solutions- enabling instructor’s to provide the best learning experience possible for their students.We ask for your honest feedback.
OK, here's some.
Please translate into English: "the leading learning solutions provider source."
Please learn to use apostrophes properly: "instructor’s."
Then you can ask me to fill out a survey. Or to buy a book. Preferably one written in proper English.