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Re: $2,233.97 for a used book about the Inklings?

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  • lynnmaudlin
    heh! Well, depending on his contract, the author(s) may be able to reprint himself... Lulu (and other POD companies) can be your good friend! -- Lynn --
    Message 1 of 10 , Aug 10 2:14 PM
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      heh! Well, depending on his contract, the author(s) may be able to reprint himself... Lulu (and other POD companies) can be your good friend!

      -- Lynn --


      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, WendellWag@... wrote:
      >
      > So he needs to tell his publisher, "Look, why don't you put it back in
      > print? You can sell it for $2,233.96 a book. You'll make a fortune. I will
      > take a mere $500 a book for each one you sell. Oh, and Wendell Wagner gets
      > a cut of $250 a book for being smart enough to suggest this."
      >
      > Wendell Wagner
      >
      >
      > In a message dated 8/10/2010 10:44:47 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
      > emptyD@... writes:
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > "Women Among the Inklings" has regularly been listed online at more than
      > $1,000.00 for at least the past couple years (I first checked it on amazon
      > after hearing some discussion of its merits and flaws at the 2008 Mythcon).
      > One of the authors, Sam McBride, was at 2009 Mythcon, and I asked if he had
      > any extra copies he'd like to sell for a more reasonable figure. He did
      > not, and was likewise astounded at the prices being quoted -- money which he
      > certainly wasn't seeing!
      >
      > -Merlin
      >
      > ---Jason Fisher <visualweasel@> wrote:
      > Yeah, the price is insane. Bookfinder shows another copy for sale for
      > $1,503.49. And just one other for $129.31, a more reasonable price for an
      > out-of-print book. I've seen this kind of thing before, where a seller picks
      > some arbitrarily ridiculous price and sets it out there to sit and wait --
      > possibly for years and years -- hoping for the world's most gullible person to
      > come along and find it.
      >
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