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--the cost of labor was lower in Washington than it was in
New York. But we could have gone to places where it would be even
lower but without a library, and without a library you're nowhere.
Now, were there union reasons as well?
Yes, slightly. But the--I can't even remember whether
they're still unionized or not.
But was the Guild strong in Time-LIFE Books?
Yes, it was quite strong in Time-LIFE Books. Yes.
I mean, was that one part of your reasoning of moving it out of
Yes, it was a factor, it was a factor.
To what--to break--to not have it influence the other areas of
the corporation in New York?
Yes. Well, it was that, and also we began to realize that
we couldn't afford the continuously higher cost of producing books as
opposed to magazines. It saved us money for a while. I'm not sure
whether it did in the long run and I'm not sure it was a good idea in
the long run.
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