Quality versus quantity

Srila Prabhupada almost always stressed book distribution as the front-burner activity for spreading Krsna consciousness around the world. But he was also keenly interested in the quality of his publications and in the scholarly acceptance of his writings. This is one reason he insisted on using diacritics as well as original devanagari in the texts. In a letter to Satsvarupa das Goswami, dated 19 January 1975, he wrote: “I was very pleased to receive the review on the First Volume of the Third Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam written by Professor Mehta from the University of Windsor. If you can send more similar reviews on my books, I would very much appreciate it. I am keeping a folder on such things and we can print a small book to distribute that will contain such reviews so that people will see what a great impression our books have on the intelligentsia of the world.”