Monday, May 21, 2007
But is it worth £238?
Last night, a fellow from Great Britain told me he looked up The Ghosts of November on Amazon.com UK.
The Ghosts of November at Amazon.com in the United Kingdom
He surprised me when he told me what the book dealer was asking for it - £238 or almost $500. That's about 25 times the original retail price of $19.95. On May 31, it was listed at £120, still much higher than in the USA.
On the USA's version of Amazon.com, the book is going for $120. Frankly, I can't imagine anyone paying that much for it.
The Ghosts of November at Amazon.com in the USA
I am seeking a literary agent to represent the revision of the book with publishers. The new and improved Ghosts has so much more than the first edition, I don't know why I can't find an agent interested in pitching it to a publisher.
When I send book queries and proposals out, I include the URL to this blog. Perhaps some agent out there will see this and kindly explain to me why, with the first edition selling for almost its weight in gold, why they feel this book is not for them?
The Ghosts of November on Ebay Half.com