Thursday, 30 December 2010

Crazy Pricing



I was passing by my novel's Amazon UK page (like you do, when you're a self-obsessed writerly type wondering whether you have any new reviews...) and I spotted this:


Seriously? £738 for a $14.99 novel?! They might be shipping it from the US, but that's still crazy. I'm pretty sure they don't expect a sale, but I'm not sure what they are expecting. And there's another company offering it for £27.79!

Incidentally, I've listed a copy myself for the somewhat-more-reasonable price of £11.99 plus the obligatory £2.75 postage (which is what it actually costs to post a novel of this size), but the Amazon fees are insane, so if you're in the UK and would like a copy then please come directly to me and I can get it to you for £11.99 including UK postage.

16 comments:

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Wow that is NUTS! They obviously don't expect a sale.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Hope it works out??
kim

Ginny said...

You wrote a novel? Did I know this and forgot?? Oh, I can't figure out the English money! All I know about that is that in the 60's, a pound was about $2.75??

Tabor said...

this is not your novel...right? Someone else's book that has the strange pricing?

rosaria said...

Oh yes, too rich for my pocketbook! I'm awaiting a book tour this direction one of these days where I can meet and greet and walk away with a fabolous dedication in that book. Just kidding! I'll be purchasing mine on Kindle,when it becomes available.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Tabor: no, this is the price someone is asking for a copy of my novel!

Rosaria: it should be available on Kindle worldwide, but please let me know if you can't find it.

Kazzy said...

You are very generous! That is kinda crazy!

Elizabeth Braun said...

If that were my novel, I'd be on that page *constantly* looking for reviews and so on!!

I'd be tempted to e-mail them and ask if there's some typo in their price. I mean, you know your book is good, but that is a bit much!!=)

Mama Hen said...

That is crazy! I hope you are doing great Rachel! I want to wish you a very happy New Year filled with love, great health and happiness! Happy New Year!

Mama Hen

Galit Breen said...

Rachel, YES that price was OUTRAGEOUS! But finding yourself on amazon? Freakin' PRICELESS! (LOL I couldn't resist that one! :)) Happy New Year, friend! So happy to have connected with you!!

Chef E said...

Oh my, maybe it was a clerical error? LOL They still do make those don't those?

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

That is crazy! I can't believe some of the prices people have things listed for out there!

Fly Girl said...

Amazon in crazy on both sides of the ocean. I'm glad you're being proactive. Happy New Year!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Mad, but hey, they clearly think you're worth it ;-) I wish you a very happy new year filled with health, love, laughter and lots more wonderful writing. Lots of Love from London xo

ladyfi said...

Are they joking? I'd try and find some other outlets for sales that are reasonably priced...

ladyfi said...

Oh - congrats on the novel though! Is it available for the Kindle?

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