Sunday, May 21, 2006

Getting Ripped Off at the Bookstore

Book sales are up but long-term growth projections are pessimistic.

Some advice for the publishers: Lower your prices. High prices discourage impulse buying. I talk to a lot of readers who say that they regularly pass over books that they'd otherwise buy if only the price were three bucks less.

While I'm on the soapbox: The price of university textbooks is scandalous. Some textbooks run over a hundred dollars and the students are in no position to bargain.

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