Friday, March 28, 2008

Missing books

Some things puzzle me. And this is one of them.

Why would a bookseller, who is giving away Book 1 of a trilogy in a promo with another author's work, not then stock Book 2 and Book 3 of the same trilogy?

Heart of the Mirage has been free with the latest Feist since it was released at Dymocks Australia, and yet not a single bookshop I have been in has had both Shadow of Tyr and Song of the Shiver Barrens on the shelves.

I get the feeling that this promo might be falling flat on its face - even that Shadow of Tyr has been temporarily out of print. If this is the case - why did the publisher not plan ahead?

Publishing is a weird business, it really is.

I must say I love the way the Dymocks in Fremantle has reorganised itself with a coffee shop and all. Great place. Now, if only they had more of my books on the shelves...

1 comment:

Jo said...

Reading your blog and others lately, I am beginning to realise how weird the whole writing business is. As for publisher's ideas of what to publish or not, there they are definitely weird.