Saturday, January 7, 2006

Rip-off alert

I love Linda Howard, huge fan. She is one of the best writers in the business. I have read and reread every single one of her books; Open Season is one of my all time favorite reads. Those of you who are familiar with her writing know what an icon this woman is in the romance genre.

This morning, I received an Amazon alert to let me know that Mackenzie’s Mountain is being re-released, and will be for sale starting Jan. 18. “Great,” I thought. Then I looked at the price: 30 dollars. Obviously, I had to do a double take. Then, being a rational woman, I said to self, “Oh, it must be the complete ‘Mackenzie’ series, not just the first book.” So I looked again. Nope. Not the series. Just Mackenzie’s Mountain, which I own in paperback, and all I can say is: I wish I was as thin as that book.

They are re-issuing in large print as that is the only way this tiny book could ever be sold as a hardback; the font must be GIGANTIC.

Thirty bucks for this book is a total rip-off. Unless you are a die hard Linda Howard fan, and/or have a VERY healthy bank account, I would advise you to get the book at the library. Cute new cover though.

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7 comment(s):

Blogger Bawdy Babe said...

btw, you can score this book, paperback for 30 cents, not 30 dollars, used at amazon.

1/07/2006 05:33:00 PM  

Blogger Tart said...

Oh, I hate this. Re-issues aren't for the benefit of readers (especially not at $30!), it's to line the pockets of publishers.

1/08/2006 09:34:00 PM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...

As bawdy babe told me, I'm probably the only romance reader on earth that hasn't read this series.

To be quite honest I hadn't even heard of it, not mackenzie and not his mountain. But at this price there is no way in hell I'll be reading it any time soon!

1/08/2006 11:35:00 PM  

Anonymous Tazza said...

A book that was written ages ago costing $30?!...Mackenzie can stay on his mountain.

1/12/2006 01:58:00 PM  

Blogger Bawdy Babe said...

tazza, we like your style. Pls post often.

1/12/2006 03:09:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Large font is always more expensive. It is for people with eyesight problems, not for the regular reader. That is the reason for the high price. You can buy this and the 2 other stories in one big book at Target or a bookstore for around 12.00 or less.

1/12/2006 09:09:00 PM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...

Anon tks :D We know that's the reason, but still don't you agree its a tad expensive? lol Welcome aboard :D

1/13/2006 11:02:00 PM