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Friday, January 11, 2013

What is Amazon doing with my box book pricing?

Talk about weird!  For reasons that make no sense to me, Amazon has listed my box book at full retail price for the past few days.  Needless to say, sales figures have dropped dramatically, which is no surprise.  Barnes and Noble has also listed it at full price, but Buy.com has it at a discount.  The bowl book is discounted on all those sites.

When my bowl book first came out, I noticed that there were price fluctuations for the book, of a dollar or two, on Amazon. When I asked my publisher what was going on, I was told that they had no control over what Amazon did.  The pricing seems to have nothing to do with how well the book is selling, so it's a mystery to me what is going on.

I would be really angry if I purchased a book at a particular price then found it on the same site, a few days later, for many dollars less.  I would also be upset if any of my readers paid more than they intended to--just doesn't seem fair.


  1. Carole maybe you can remember the picture of my new Hegner scrollsaw with both of your books sitting on it, in my basement. Well I would gladly pay full price for both of your publications as you have such excellent information in them. Must be time for another one soon!

  2. Thanks, Steve. I'm glad that my books work for you. Now that my shop is ready to get going, I'll see what I can do about getting some new projects out.