So, are remaindered books ever pulped...or is that a fading myth? How aware are authors of the commercial fate of their offspring? Bargain bookstores serve a purpose in making surplus titles more widely available and, occasionally the author will earn a reduced royalty on sales.
But what about those arcane market forces which make it possible for a novel published twenty-five years ago by an unknown writer at a hardback price of £8.95 ($15.89) to have been selling steadily, a few at a time, over several years, for anything between £30.00 ($53.28) and £100.00 ($177.6) without a dime reaching the author?
Can anyone explain?
Causes Rosy Cole Supports
World Vision, International Prison Outreach, Salvation Army, Emmaus Project, Poor Clares, DogsTrust, BUAV (against animal testing) WWT (Wildfowl &...