I received a letter in the mail today from an editor at Grand Central Publishing informing me that they had an overstock situation with the hardcover version of The Amen Sisters. I think this is code for the hardcover is being taken out of print, but don’t quote me.
Anyway, given the overstock situation, I’ve been given the opportunity to buy copies of The Amen SIsters for $2.00 plus $0.50 shipping for a total of $2.50. Pretty good deal, huh? Well, it depends.
Guess how many copies I get to purchase from this excess inventory? You’ll never guess, so I’ll tell you — 8. Yes, 8. I had to do a double-take myself. They must not have had much of an overstock, huh?
I guess I’ll go ahead and buy the 8 but it hardly seems worth it. I may make a call tomorrow to make sure the 8 wasn’t a typo or something.