Thursday, June 30, 2011

Someone is playing the system, but don't spend a hundred bucks on one of my books

If you want to buy one of my books, I thank you! If you're patiently waiting for Sexton Sand (Sexton Chronicles IV), I thank you.
   My books are for sale in paperback, hardcover, and file download at The prices are good and Lulu has deals on the books often.
   But the other day, I discovered my books are for sale at Amazon in hardcover. The problem? They shouldn't be. My books are for sale there as Kindles or paperback.
   Some third-party vendor is buying my hardcover books from Lulu and selling them on Amazon for $148-$190. Don't pay that much. You're not doing me any favor, and you're not doing yourself any favor by doing that. I put the caution out there because someone did buy one of my books for that kind of money. I'm flattered he thinks it's worth it, but...

I think the third-party vendor will be handled quite easily by Amazon. I learned the hard way that Amazon scours the internet for the lowest possible price on a book. If it finds a price lower than the one they offer, they reduce the price. They did that with Storm Clouds Over Sexton when I raised the price for the Kindle version. They'll do it, I'm sure, for the hardcover copies of the Sexton Chronicles.

In fact, now that someone bought a copy of Return To Sexton for a whopping $173. Amazon pulled the listing. I'm glad they did. I never wanted the hardcover to be for sale on Amazon anyway, but that's a different topic for a different day.

I do want you to buy my books, of course. See the links at the bottom of the page. Click them and they'll take you to the best price on the books, directly from the source. Buy the books and we'll both feel good. They're quality tales. Yes, I want to sell books to you, but I don't want to see you get ripped off.

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