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Old 11-11-2010, 09:28 AM   #1
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Nice to see that Kobo books gets a bit of an exclusive on the Giller Prize-winning book "The Sentimentalists".

Looks to be a printing bottleneck caused by a small publisher

One irony is that the prize-winning book, much lauded among those who have seen it for its craftsmanship, is currently only available electronically by users of Indigo’s Kobo e-reader.

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Old 11-11-2010, 01:42 PM   #2
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I bought the book for $9.89 on kobobooks. At that time, it was listed in the way that non-agency books are--with a standard price and then a discounted price. That meant that you could use coupons, etc. A 20% off coupon made it a real bargain.

It appears that Gaspereau Press decided to end that option as now it is listed for $14.95 with only that one price listed--the indication that the publisher is dictating the price, which cannot be discounted.

PS: A representative from Kobo contacted me. He suggested I talk to Kobo about the pricing as he does not have an Agency price fix agreement. He also said that the quote was not intended to be the put-down that I (and many others) felt it to be.

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I was going to get it ... but decided not to. But with the 20% off coupon, it's back to $11.95 again ... and I might spring for it, just to support the Giller process. I also notice Annabel, by Kathleen Winters, has dropped from $17.99 to $14.99 and, with the discount, is $11.95 as well. It is also short-listed for the Governor General Award coming up next week.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:00 PM   #4
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I wouldn't be quite as annoyed by the price if Gaspereau had not been so insulting to people who buy ebooks. I remember that you were the one who found the quote initially, SP.

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(And yes, for those indifferent to the physical world, we'll see about getting something out there for your ephemeral e-reader devices. When your eyes bug out, your thumbs drop off and your battery dies, we'd also be happy to sell you a real book.)
How much of the increase do you think the author will see?
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Thanks for that link Taming. I harbor a certain sentimentality myself for the physical book, and appreciate the point Gaspereau Press is making, but to consider e-reading ephemeral is short-sighted.

Perhaps Gaspereau will be one of the few left standing in the coming years as producers of nostalgic handcrafted physical books, as I foresee e-readers rendering the book printing industry to a niche pastime.

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Old 11-12-2010, 09:12 AM   #6
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Nice to see that Kobo books gets a bit of an exclusive on the Giller Prize-winning book "The Sentimentalists".

Looks to be a printing bottleneck caused by a small publisher

One irony is that the prize-winning book, much lauded among those who have seen it for its craftsmanship, is currently only available electronically by users of Indigo’s Kobo e-reader.

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Yes it's quite true currently Chapters/Indigo has a 10,000 book order for all of our stores but to issues with the publisher not being able to meet the demands were currently out of stock nation-wide. It does make a Kobo that much more useful though if you already have one because our e-book is priced at approximately $10 which is a great find for that price for a new release.

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Old 11-12-2010, 01:15 PM   #7
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It's interesting to see what is happening with some print books these days. I know that Bush's new book is also being issued in a limited run fancy slipcovered and signed edition. There are certain pBooks from my life that evoke powerful sense memories that I don't know I will have with digital editions. When I handle those volumes, those memories come rushing back. Nice.
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