My Books – Crazy Prices
For some reason, a few days ago, I checked out the price being charged on Amazon for one of my old books, Cells. I was shocked to discover a reseller was selling it for an insane $164.13!!! That made me wonder what prices were being charged for that book elsewhere, as well as for any others of my old books. (Of course, since they’re either used or being sold through a reseller, I don’t get a penny from this — irritating — but that’s just the way it works…) I was somewhat surprised to find what some of my other books are going for right now. I took some screen shots and I’m going to post them, just for the heck of it. Cheers!
Cells — up to $164.13 through Amazon
Cells — 1871 rupees in India ($41.59 US)
Artifacts — $30 used through Amazon
Shadows Before the Maiming — up to $26.94 in Germany through Amazon
Places — up to $58.36 through Amazon
The Napalmed Soul– $40.11 new through Amazon
The Napalmed Soul– $25 used from Alibris
The Napalmed Soul– up to $62.56 to RENT from ISBNS
So, there you have it. Pure insanity, right? Who in their right mind would pay these prices for used books of mine??? Apparently, though, there must be some type of Holstad poetry market, as I’ve seen crazy prices for some of these books here online for quite awhile. I always wonder who the heck buys them, as well as how these dealers got their hands on a personally autographed or “inscribed” copy to sell (ie, which jerk I autographed it for years ago sold it for some cash???). Well, I guess that’s it for now. Cheers!