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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 The other one thirty seconds of perusal turned up is Maria Snyder's also as yet unpublished book.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

msagara
Apr. 11th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
Whoops, shows what I know. : ) I generally don't buy used books online.

And that, on my side, was incredibly terse, which I didn't intend, and for which I apologize. I generally buy no fiction at all on-line, because I really like to browse in bookstores. But I have bought a number of dictionaries on-line because you can find them for 9 or 10 dollars used, when they cost 80.00 new. And on ebay, losing even half a percent at 13k customers means you and the customer couldn't come to some reasonable conclusion. 100%, on the other hand, probably means that you're losing money on some people who know you don't want to drop your approval rating...

And as for the latter, Angel is the opener for the next book, in a longish sequence that does, in fact, involve his hair, in part :)
motteditor
Apr. 11th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
No worries about terseness. I didn't consider it that way at all; just information I didn't know.

Hurrah for Angel, though.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 11th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
And I want to say thank you again for letting me read the prologue of House Name last Confluence.
**insert copious amounts of praise and fawning here**
And I will try my hardest to attend Confluence again this year. You really are a riot. :)

Michael