February 21, 2012
I'm beginning to wonder if the book prices I'm seeing are being adjusted.
I've bought four Rex Stout mysteries so far. The first, The Golden Spiders, cost me $5.99.
Some Buried Caesar and Gambit were $7.99. And then Too Many Cooks was $11.99.
Some computer program going, "Ha! We got a live one here! Hooked on this author, so let's hike the price on him!" ?
I'm thinking I should go through all the others I'm considering and write down their prices, just to see if they change on me later.
I can't really think of any other reason why Too Many Cooks would cost twice as much as The Golden Spiders. They're nearly the same length.
Posted by: metaphysician at February 21, 2012 10:59 AM (3GCAl)
So, of the 9 books uploaded on July 9, 2010, Fer-de-Lance is 6.99, Too Many Cooks and Please Pass the Guilt are 11.99, and the rest are 7.99.
Posted by: J Greely at February 21, 2012 11:13 AM (2XtN5)
For what it's worth, I'm seeing the same pricing on those books, and I also see the "pricing set by the publisher" notice, which I guess means it's not Amazon jerking you around (that disclaimer isn't on every book). No idea why the prices would be so different (for a shorter book, no less).
I think Amazon used to have standardized pricing on all Kindle books, but the publishers threw a fit a while back and now they get to charge more (or less)...
Posted by: Mark at February 21, 2012 04:43 PM (i24Ag)
One self-published author's adventures in robotic arbitrage.
Posted by: pgfraering at February 23, 2012 05:46 PM (IUKRp)
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