Yesterday, Chris posted another item of interest, about his forthcoming book
What Are They Saying About The Gospel of Thomas?:
I notice that in my note of Jan 22nd on the three forthcoming Thomas books*, I had written
that the price of Chris' book on Amazon was $10.36. It's now been reduced to $6.40, for
no apparent reason. I echo Chris' sentiment - it's a steal (I hope he still gets decent royalties
out of it). I had the pleasure of reading one of the publisher's sets of proofs, and I can tell
you that, although a short book, it's a fine survey of Thomas scholarship. I'm not an entirely
disinterested party, since I had a small editing role and my name is mentioned therein, but
I'm astonished that a Thomas book of this quality is being offered at such a low price.
[Judy:] I am looking forward to this book (and the ones by Mark Goodacre and Simon Gathercole, of course). I’ve read one or two others in the series and they are very useful overviews of the scholarship in the area. I’m looking forward to receiving my copy in the mail and it’s good to hear that the publishers are now saying that it will be out earlier than anticipated.
Incidentally, as someone living outside the US and UK, I often find that the Book Depository is a better place to buy than Amazon because while their prices are sometimes a little higher, they include shipping. For example, I would pay $16.38 for Chris’s book from Amazon at standard shipping rates, but only $9.82 from the Book Depository. They are also offering Simon’s book for $72 instead of the $95 which Amazon is currently charging, so even if you live in the US or UK, this is worth checking.
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