RARA-AVIS: Re: 361

From: J.C. Hocking ( jchocking@yahoo.com)
Date: 25 Nov 2007

mrt: "From what I see, great books and bad books get remaindered just as often and just as quickly. It's as if a new book had an intrinsically short shelf life... I am sure the booksellers among us know the answer."

Hardcover books are going through a kind of crisis as of late. Publishers are encountering more "price resistance" than they have in the past, meaning that consumers are simply not up for laying out the tall dollars currently being asked. As hardcovers make more money than other formats, publishers aren't ready to do away with them, but tend to give them shorter and shorter time on the stands to prove whether or not the public finds them worth buying. If the public doesn't get behind a hardcover in short order, it gets remaindered, or worse, returned and pulped.


      ____________________________________________________________________________________ Be a better sports nut! Let your teams follow you with Yahoo Mobile. Try it now. http://mobile.yahoo.com/sports;_ylt=At9_qDKvtAbMuh1G1SQtBI7ntAcJ

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 25 Nov 2007 EST