Grab yourself a bargain!

My book comes out very soon – perhaps I’ve mentioned it. As a first-time author, the last thing I have on my mind is the money I might make from sales. It’s not like I’m planning to retire to a Caribbean island from the profits of Sicily, It’s Not Quite Tuscany.

Having said that, there is something vaguely disconcerting about the readiness of online booksellers to start discounting the thing before it’s even been released. Example:

That was a week ago. When I checked yesterday, however, I found that a further two-bucks-fifty had been trimmed from the price:

Jeez. I reckon if you did a bit of polite haggling, these guys might just give you my book for free (plus postage and handling).


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