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(DCist)   Author Jason Reynolds helps out several local bookstores by buying every copy of his books from them so readers can have them for free and spend their cash on other books while they're there   (dcist.com) divider line
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2020-12-03 6:09:36 PM  
HERO seems a little odd for a guy buying his own books but OK, I guess
 
2020-12-03 6:39:50 PM  

king of vegas: HERO seems a little odd for a guy buying his own books but OK, I guess


He gets to look like a hero, while pumping up his book sales figures.

/Cynical
 
2020-12-03 6:48:03 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: king of vegas: HERO seems a little odd for a guy buying his own books but OK, I guess

He gets to look like a hero, while pumping up his book sales figures.

/Cynical


And maybe getting a write off as advertising... or something?
 
2020-12-03 7:36:52 PM  
I guess that's one way to get on the bestseller list
 
2020-12-03 8:10:45 PM  
That's very cool of him. I'm so glad I'm not a cynic.
;)
 
2020-12-03 8:18:19 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: king of vegas: HERO seems a little odd for a guy buying his own books but OK, I guess

He gets to look like a hero, while pumping up his book sales figures.

/Cynical


He'll maybe get 50¢ for every $20 he spends. He's just rollin' in it.
 
2020-12-03 9:36:34 PM  

king of vegas: HERO seems a little odd for a guy buying his own books but OK, I guess


Selfless.  He buys them so you don't have to.
 
2020-12-04 12:07:28 AM  
I thought that was Ryan Reynolds at first.
 
2020-12-04 12:16:19 AM  

kryptoknightmare: I guess that's one way to get on the bestseller list

Jason Reynolds is the New York Times best-selling author of

All American Boys, the Track series, Long Way Down, For Everyone, and Miles Morales-Spiderman.

So been there done that.
 
2020-12-04 12:17:43 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: king of vegas: HERO seems a little odd for a guy buying his own books but OK, I guess

He gets to look like a hero, while pumping up his book sales figures.

/Cynical


And the bookstores get an influx of cash
 
2020-12-04 6:27:15 AM  
This is the way to do it, unlike some authors who have crates of books in their basement 😉
 
amb [TotalFark]
2020-12-04 9:25:02 AM  

wiredroach: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: king of vegas: HERO seems a little odd for a guy buying his own books but OK, I guess

He gets to look like a hero, while pumping up his book sales figures.

/Cynical

He'll maybe get 50¢ for every $20 he spends. He's just rollin' in it.


If they are mass market paperback maybe $.50-.75 per book. Hardback, would get around $1.50-2.50 range.
 
2020-12-04 11:27:29 AM  

amb: wiredroach: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: king of vegas: HERO seems a little odd for a guy buying his own books but OK, I guess

He gets to look like a hero, while pumping up his book sales figures.

/Cynical

He'll maybe get 50¢ for every $20 he spends. He's just rollin' in it.

If they are mass market paperback maybe $.50-.75 per book. Hardback, would get around $1.50-2.50 range.


I'm guessing they're mostly trade paperbacks...so, a buck?
 
2020-12-04 11:32:45 AM  

Marcos P: This is the way to do it, unlike some authors who have crates of books in their basement 😉


I know a NYT-best-selling author who was faced with having a pallet of hardcovers of his novel get pulped. He said bullsh*t to that put them in his garage, gradually giving them out to schools and other locales for free. 

He also gives out new comic books instead of candy for Halloween. A good dude.
 
amb [TotalFark]
2020-12-05 1:09:50 AM  

wiredroach: amb: wiredroach: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: king of vegas: HERO seems a little odd for a guy buying his own books but OK, I guess

He gets to look like a hero, while pumping up his book sales figures.

/Cynical

He'll maybe get 50¢ for every $20 he spends. He's just rollin' in it.

If they are mass market paperback maybe $.50-.75 per book. Hardback, would get around $1.50-2.50 range.

I'm guessing they're mostly trade paperbacks...so, a buck?


Way back in the publishing class I took, commissions for books were usually 5% for mass market and 7-8% for trade paperback and hardback. Getting hardback was a goal for most authors. It meant you were more likely to get reviews. Some books would be sold in stores as trade paperback, but get a small printing of hardbacks just for reviews and possibly a library edition. The publisher I interned with did that. Was a small university press and also ran a book review. Most books there just did 1-3,000 copies. If the book gained any traction, it would be sold to a larger publisher. They didn't want the remainder risk from bigger printings.

Fun fact from that class: mass market paperbacks at the time were priced at about the average US movie ticket.
 
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