FOR THE AMUSEMENT OF MY READERS IN PRINT
You have to love Amazon, and the people who sell there (caveat emptor), but treat them with care.
I keep track of things (okay, I look too often at the sales pages), and notice the oddities.
Which today included MY book, USED, for sale at $319.93 (plus $3.99 shipping and handling – sheesh! You’d think that at that price they’d throw in the shipping and handling for free).
So if you bought the paper copy, you can amuse yourself with the thought that it is now ‘worth’ (here defined as ‘being offered for sale at that price’) almost 15 times what you paid for it.
And I’m not even famous yet!
And if it’s one of the few paper copies I sent to reviewers, and the offer were real (which I highly doubt, being of a skeptical nature), someone just made some real dollars off me as a writer. I wish them the best of luck!
I’m sure if I pursued this ‘sale’ past the cart at Amazon (which I got to), something would go wrong, or someone at the other end would quickly buy a paper copy and have it sent to me, and there would be laughing all the way to the bank if it actually went through.
But it’s a funny little bit in a world which has turned funny, too, lately, so I got my five cents worth of chuckle out of it – and pass it on to the loyal fans.
I’m sure you writers out there have had this happened – it’s just the first time for me.
BTW, NETHERWORLD is coming along nicely – maybe it will be worth even more!