Monday, 11 January 2010

Bestselling Linford Westerns on Amazon - 11 January

Linford Westerns this week:

1. Battle of the Guns by Thomas Kelly and Norman A. Lazenby (Paperback - 1 Jan 2004)
Buy new: £8.99
14 from £0.01

2. Framed in Guilt by Lester Davidston (Paperback - 1 April 2004)
Buy new: £8.99
9 from £0.01

3. Darrow's Word by Gillian F. Taylor (Paperback - 1 Sep 2002)
10 from £1.52

4. Edge of the Badlands by Lance Hayden (Paperback - 1 April 2004)
10 from £0.01

5. Railroaded! by Mark Bannerman (Paperback - May 2003)
11 from £0.01

6. A Gunfight Too Many by Chap O'Keefe (Paperback - Jun 2009)
2 from £26.57

7. The Judas Hunters by James O. Lowes (Paperback - 1 Sep 2001)
13 from £0.01

8. Starkey's Gold by Newton Ketton (Paperback - 1 Sep 2002)
4 from £0.57

9. Badge of Evil by Andrew Johnston (Paperback - 1 Jun 2006)
1 from £7.99

10. The Claim-jumpers by Doc Adams (Paperback - 1 May 2002)
7 from £0.01

1 comment:

Chap O'Keefe said...

Again, this chart demonstrates that the book trade is dysfunctional. True, one book on an Amazon list could be a withdrawn library copy in poor condition and another a brand-new, never-read copy from a warehouse. But in what other fields do you find similar products with prices that are apart by 2,656%?

I suggest the supply to the general public (rather than to libraries) of the newer, wanted books is inadequate, thereby making them sought after and allowing smart dealers to list prices that include inflated profit margins. The authors certainly see no benefit.

When it comes to light-fiction series, I have to wonder whether sellers hope the books they can offer at the higher prices will subsidize the hard-to-sell, older stock being disposed of at prices determined by the higher cost of removal and pulping.