Friday, October 31, 2008

Concord (er, Lowell) SF Panel

Our panel at Umass Lowell, as part of the Concord Festival of Authors, went very well. Panelist and new writer Chris Howard blogged about it, and said everything I would say, except that he gave a nice big plug to Sunborn while he was at it. Thanks, Chris!

Funny thing: I clicked on Chris's Amazon link to Sunborn, and noted with my usual scowl that Amazon already listed used copies for sale, three days after the book's release. Then, out of curiosity, I clicked to look at the actual listing—and saw, first of all, that most were actually new, not used, copies from Amazon Marketplace sellers. But here's the funny part—some sellers listed used copies for over $40, or more than twice Amazon's price for new books! Do you suppose anybody would actually buy one of those? It's good work if you can get it.

Nobody's emailed me yet to request a free ebook, but there have been over 4000 hits on the Sunborn PDF in just three days!

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At 4:11 PM, Blogger substandardTim said...

i've sometimes wondered if some sellers have multiple accounts where they place products at outrageous prices in hopes that their regular price will look more attractive and buyers will be less apt to shop around for a better price.

At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jeff according to my paper today November is National write a novel month! Never heard of that before, but hey why not.

-tsmacro (Marco)

At 9:54 PM, Anonymous Chris Howard said...

I get the marketplace vendors selling the book right out of the gate, but the $40 price doesn't make sense.

The panel was great!

I'm going to try to get down to Arlington on the 8th, get you to sign a copy of Sunborn!

At 11:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hah. I'm reading the book in PDF, but have a tree-pulp copy coming to me.

At 12:04 AM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

Marco, you want a copy of it in a better ebook format?

Hope to see you there, Chris.

At 7:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually the "anonymous" right above your post Jeff isn't me. I'm not reading the book in PDF, i'm reading it the old fashioned way in hardcover.

-tsmacro (Marco)

At 8:25 PM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

Duh. I've gotten so used to seeing your messages under Anonymous, I forgot that other people might have that as a pen name, too. :)


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