Thursday, May 20, 2010
Books for sale - used
A friend of mine brought to my attention that there are "used" copies of my books available on the web for sometimes hundreds of dollars. I was surprised. Let me give some warning to people so no-one takes advantage of you.
First, there is absolutely no reason to pay anything more than what the Amazon.com book charges are to anyone anywhere. The books are all still in print and you do not need to resort to buying them used. Buy them new from Amazon and you'll get a newly printed copy at the lowest price, other than shipping which they add on to the cost.
Second, if you live in Utah, you can buy copies at the same reasonable prices from either Benchmark Books on about 3300 South Main Street, or from a place called Confetti Books in Spanish Fork (whose address I do not have at the moment). Neither of these stores mark the books up, and they don't charge you shipping. But you have to drive there to buy them.
Third, I am not trying to make money from book sales. I work as an attorney for a living and writing is not a commercial endeavor. Whatever royalties I earn are donated to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So you buying a book I've written does nothing financial for me.