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Wherein Michelle is irritated

Someone on Facebook kindly pointed out that someone appears to be selling a used (!) copy of Cast in Silence on Amazon.com.

Cast in Silence doesn't exist as a new book yet. It doesn't exist as an ARC yet. It barely exists as a finished manuscript, because I am still working my way through the AAs mentioned a couple of days ago.

The "merchant" in question is asking how much? Guess. The answer is here.

I'm not entirely sure what he -- or to be fair, she or they -- hope to gain from this, and mine is not the only "used" book offered for sale at this price. The other one thirty seconds of perusal turned up is Maria Snyder's also as yet unpublished book. I cannot imagine that anyone--besides a publisher--would pay 1,000.00 for a book of mine, let alone one that doesn't even exist.

So. Just in case you're curious: He isn't selling an ARC. Because it doesn't exist. He isn't, as far as I can tell, selling anything genuine. If anyone asks you about this, please pass it on, or point them here.

Comments

mmarques
Apr. 11th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
An hour? wow! Even if they didn't believe that you were the author, the "new" tab clearly states that a purchase is a pre-order. So it should totally be obvious that there are no used copies!

Amazon.com shouldn't make it possible to sell used copies of books that are only available new by "pre-order".
msagara
Apr. 11th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
They took the initial complaint, after some confusion, and then had to escalate it (what this means is that I was on hold while they were talking to someone else. Then on hold again).

What it also means is that I haven't finished my AA pages for the day =/