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Old 01-18-2013, 01:42 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
That's a completely unrealistic price. Do you really place such a low value on books?
It's not unrealistic at all. These books are 40-50 years old, they are hardly hefty tomes, and the author is no longer alive. I would argue that charging $12-$13 a pop on the publisher's part is highly unrealistic. I don't have a problem with that price range for new releases, but for reissues of musty old stuff, c'mon! I want to read this series, but I can be patient. If the first book doesn't sell much at the current $11.99 price, they'll be forced to consider reducing. Simple supply & demand.

By comparison, I recently pick up the new ebook reissue of the 20th century classic novel The Magus by John Fowles & it was $7.59. Now that is very reasonable for a reissue. It came out at about the same time as the Travis Mcgee series (the sixties) and is easily 3-4 times the length. I'm enjoying it immensely. It is now $2.99 on amazon. So $2.99 is definitely realistic. It's just some authors & publishers overrate the value of their works.
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