RARA-AVIS: Short and cheap

From: Jack Bludis ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 16 Oct 2007

Just an observation of myself as a reader/buyer:

I was unwilling to put out $9.99 for Parker's reprint of HUNDRED DOLLAR BABY, but gladly put out $13. for Megan Abbott's QUEENPIN.


I'd heard good things about QUEENPIN and the $13 trade seemed like a good deal.

It is much shorter, even than Parker's book, but so-far, it's worth more than a recent Parker.

HUNDRED DOLLAR BABY should have been reprinted mass market instead of trade and should have been more in line with HC's $6.99.

I just checked and I note that Amazon is not even discounting Parker's book.

If it's what the market will bare, I think that Parker--in TV terms--may have just jumped the shark.


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