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Updated: 2017-11-15T11:00:05.447-07:00

 



My pet peeve with out-of-print books with Amazon/B...

2010-02-14T19:18:23.916-07:00

My pet peeve with out-of-print books with Amazon/Barnes and Noble is when you order a specific edition and they send you an entirely different book or a different version (I collect the N.C. Wyeth illustrated versions of some very good classic books). At least Amazon is great with returns (they have the best customer service)! I don't know why you'd pay that much for a book. It would be better to borrow one (my mom actually has Time Riders and one of my favorites (the beginning is so funny!!!): Trial of the Heart.



Yeah, I agree with you Janette. I don't like t...

2010-02-07T12:20:51.664-07:00

Yeah, I agree with you Janette. I don't like that about my books too. How so many people are selling them on Amazon and I wonder where they got them because I never got royalties for them. Being a writer is a tough business! :)



I can't imagine selling an ARC. I get way too...

2010-02-05T14:28:25.589-07:00

I can't imagine selling an ARC. I get way too much of a kick out of showing them off and pretending I'm important because I have them...



Personally I think those sellers must be waaaay op...

2010-02-01T22:16:33.333-07:00

Personally I think those sellers must be waaaay optomistic to think that anyone would ever pay that sort of price for your average (let alone poorly edited) out of print book.

I guess the lesson is: if you can't find an out of print book, email the author. They probably have copies in their closet they can sell to you for a lot cheaper than the Amazon asking price.



Now I know how I'm paying for college next sem...

2010-02-01T19:23:20.526-07:00

Now I know how I'm paying for college next semester... :)



i think its kind of weird also that places like Ha...

2010-02-01T10:24:07.811-07:00

i think its kind of weird also that places like Half Price Books will accept books that say "not for sale" or something to that effect on the cover. i mean, is that even legal? lol.



I don't sell ARCs, whether or not they have th...

2010-02-01T10:10:48.661-07:00

I don't sell ARCs, whether or not they have the sticker that says that's what they are. I will donate them to D.I. if I don't want to keep them for myself.

On the other hand, if I thought I could actually get $900 for my copy of Time Riders...no, not even then, I guess. I personally wouldn't pay $900 for anything that wasn't bound in solid gold and signed by Jane Austen, so how could I in good conscience sell anything else at that price?

Nice to know the problems in the book weren't your fault. I'll make sure anyone who wants to borrow it knows The Truth. :)



A reader told me they saw a copy of one of my out ...

2010-02-01T09:28:32.396-07:00

A reader told me they saw a copy of one of my out of print books for $400. I told her (and anyone else who would listen) that my books aren't worth $400. Ever. I could hand-write another copy of that book for them and charge less than $400. Sheesh!!



I'm glad you're an ethical reviewer, Stace...

2010-02-01T08:24:42.122-07:00

I'm glad you're an ethical reviewer, Stacey--you get to stay on my ARC list!



Wow. Um...yeah. Just wow! And yes, I agree, as ...

2010-02-01T07:35:58.078-07:00

Wow. Um...yeah. Just wow!

And yes, I agree, as a reviewer I can't imagine selling my books that say "Not for Sale, Advanced Reader's Copy". Seems very unethical to me too!



Interesting. I had no idea!

2010-02-01T06:33:05.946-07:00

Interesting. I had no idea!