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Old Jun 1 2009, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default 40 Years of Pern book elected to be sold on Amazon.com

It sounds more spectacular than it really is but I got a mail from Lulu.com, who prints the book when it is ordered, that they have elected our commemorative Pern book to be sold on Amazon.

There is a negative point and that is that the book will be more expensive on Amazon.com due to an unavoidable markup.

Having our book on Amazon is flattering though

If any of you feel the need to write a review, please do!

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Old Jun 6 2009, 09:12 AM   #2
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Another mail from Lulu:

Your publication, 40 Years of Pern, was listed on Amazon as part of Lulu's Amazon marketplace pilot. We've been reading the forum posts and emails and have learned a great deal since we launched the pilot. The majority of our authors have responded positively and many are already seeing an increase in their book sales.
Based on your feedback and after reading the policies of several marketplaces, we've decided to match your titles listing price on Lulu with the listing price on Amazon by removing the 30% markup.
We want to stress that this is a pilot - moving forward, we will work closely with Amazon and other marketplaces, as well as solicit your advice to decide on the most effective manner of offering this service to you. We are evaluating many options, including how to best allow our authors to opt in and how to include a mark-up to cover the retail fee. Once we have the service fully defined, we will choose an end date for the pilot and communicate in advance how you can decide whether to continue to list your title on Amazon or not.
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Oh, nice that they put the price back to what it was meant to be!
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WOW Hans !!! This does sound very impressive. I would think that it will sell much better on Amazon, since it's more widely known to the buying public...but it's good that they were able to keep the lower price of it, especially in these leaner economic times.
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