Thursday, February 01, 2007

The LEAST important day of the year

Saturday 21st July. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. £17.99!!!

Already on sale at Amazon for £9.99.

The one sure-fire, cash-cow, golden-goosed money tree for all of us and those lousy bastards at Tescos and Asda are going to ruin it for everybody because they want to put the REST OF THE WORLD out of business so they can finally be proved the WINNERS.

HP7 could keep us booksellers going all year. The only winners are Bloomsbury who inflate the cover price to accommodate the discounts and Rowling and the punters, of course.

But they could sensibly price it at 12.99 and nobody loses. That's a good price for the punters, us, everybody. Nobody suffers, everybody wins. Is that TOO MUCH TO ASK or am I just a hopeless old communist throwback.

6 comments:

  1. No Adam you are not - or rather, you may be but not on this one. The one book in the history of the book they do not need to overprice is this one..their print costs on runs of this length are probably 40p a copy . add a bit for the designm call it 60p MAX. 17.99 ? They`re having a laff.
    You could do worse than buy your stock from tesco or somewhere .. cheapest you can get. You can still discount it heavily and do well. Why not ?
    But HP is a cash cow and this price is simply greed. They had a real chance to get it right, do some good, help the indies and still make a mint this time - and they have blown it.

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  2. Isn't Marie's book out that week or the one after?

    That doesn't bode well for Miss Phillips' sales at all.

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  3. It is so unfortunate to be constantly reminded that there are lots of people out there who actively want others to fail and will take great delight in their failure.

    Anonymous, fuck off.

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  4. I know what happens at the end!

    Harry...ergh

    I AM THE GREAT GOD BLOOMERSBURYIO

    I HAVE CRUSHED THE DASTARDLY MORTAL AS A LESSON FOR ALL YE MOANING INDY BOOKSELLERS

    WE WILL NEVER HAVE ENOUGH MONEY AND WILL ALWAYS HAVE MORE MONEY THAN YOU

    THIS IS OUR WORLD

    GROW UP OR SOD OFF

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  5. LOL...

    remainder bin, anyone?

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  6. There's nothing wrong with being an old communist. Or a young one. Just shows that you have some sense of justice and fairness. Unlike many in the book world. :-)

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