Monday, October 19, 2009

You couldn't pay me to read Palin's book

Doc2 on Daily Kos wonders how far prices will drop before Sarah Palin's book, "Going Rogue," actually hits the stands Nov. 17.

The listed retail price for a handcover copy of "Going Rogue" is $28.99.

According to doc2, here are the bargain prices:

Borders: $17.39.
Barnes and Noble: member price $15.65. $9.00 (plus free shipping!)
Wal-Mart: while supplies last, $8.99

At this rate, the publisher will be paying us to read it. I'm not sure if "Going Rogue" is drivel. Just pretty sure.

Read kossack doc2's post at


wyogranny said...

Let's subject all books to your system before we make any conclusions about the relationship between book prices and the value of the contents.

wyogranny said...

It took me 5 minutes to find this information on the book price wars.
Maybe you should get your info from a more reliable source than the daily kos
Low holiday book price wars could hurt the industry
By: Deidre Wengen

Usually hardcover new releases have price tags around $24 in most book stores. Many sellers (including both Amazon and Walmart) will discount best-selling authors and put out special pre-order prices. But this year, these prices have gone as low as $8.99.

Walmart promised that the online price for 10 new books such as Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue" and John Grisham’s short-story collection, “Ford County” would be available for pre-order for only $10. In order to compete, began to lower their prices on the exact same titles. As Amazon dropped their prices, Walmart hit back. A spokesperson for Walmart told the Times that they would "continue to adjust our pricing so that offers the lowest prices on these top pre-sellers in books."

don't take my word for it it's reported in every major newspaper. Now is the time for you to invest in your brand of bestselling political books! Oh, wait! There are no liberal best sellers.

Michael Shay said...

Thou who speakest drivel shall probably write it, too. Which is why Palin's book will be the season's No. 1 Drivelfest. No matter the price.

wyogranny said...

Now the price isn't the issue? How convenient. You made it the issue and got called on it. So sad.

Michael Shay said...

I'm speaking about value and, in this case, the lack thereof.