… the second printing of Monstrous Affection ships. Last week, ChiZine honcho Brett Savory let me know that new copies of my ordered-out story collection were in Canadian distributor LPG’s warehouse, and should be shipping to those who’ve ordered ’em Tuesday. Which means that Amazon.com, which has listed the book as ‘vanished’ for the past month or so, may well have some available for order. This will probably result in a bit of a plummet in the price of copies of the book advertised there from secondary sellers. As I type this, I note that one vendor is selling the thing for $111.48 (plus $3.99 shipping).
As an author, I’m flattered at the price that this bookseller thinks he/she can fetch for a first-printing copy of my book. For a collector who wants a first-printing copy of Monstrous Affections – maybe $111.48 USD plus shipping is a fair price to pay. But if I were a shopper who doesn’t put much stock in first printings and just wants the damn book in time for Christmas, I would be mighty ticked to have put down $111.48 USD, only to check back Tuesday and find the book available on Amazon for $14. I would have appreciated a tip-off.
Well consider yourself tipped-off, American shoppers on Amazon.com. More MA‘s are on the way.