Authors’ Copies and Amazon Prices

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4 Responses

  1. Your book lists at $29.95.

    40% off list is $17.97.

    Amazon sells it at 41% off, or $17.64.

    The difference is $0.33 per copy.

    My conclusion: you have a lot of friends and a large family.

  2. Sasha Romanosky says:

    But wouldn’t one need to buy 1000s or 10,000s of books to boost its rating in any meaninful way? At $20 each (avg book price?) — and even with lots of friends — doesn’t this seem unlikely?

  3. 5 years ago, I was able to get my publisher to send copies out to lots of colleagues as review copies. Have you tried that in addition to your stock of free copies?

  4. Shag from Brookline says:

    I’m curious whether in Japan there are remainder bins for books printed but not readily sold. Or are printings more carefully determined to reflect demand in Japan? (One of my stops years ago here in the Boston area was to drop in at “Buck-A-Book” to check out books that haven’t sold well. I would rarely make a purchase even at that price as the volume of remainders would remind me of Joyce Kilmer’s “Trees.”) The print on demand technology may reduce the holdings of remainder bins.