Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Saga of a Book:

Business Opportunity or Scam?

I had occasion to open the Amazon page for my book, Nuclear Firsts, recently, and was taken aback to see that it is selling for over $300 for a new copy, and for anywhere from $100 to $400 for a slightly used copy.

I guess I still have a lot to learn about the book-selling business, when ANS is selling the book for $45!  It makes the ANS price really look like a bargain, doesn't it?

I'm beginning to wonder if I should buy out ANS's stock and resell the books to the companies hawking the book on Amazon for such inflated prices.  Or, get in the business of reselling the books myself on Amazon.  I could easily undercut the competitors and still make a profit.

I must be missing something here.  Maybe I should stick to nuclear engineering.


1 comment:

  1. Basically, it's a result of a "robo-pricing" algorithm - something which is causing increasingly odd pricing. (See this blog post on a particularly absurd case.)