The downward trend on book prices which we noted last year is, happily, continuing apace.
The popular trade format (they’re the big ones) in fiction and crime/mystery fiction has dropped by 10 to 25%! This time last year books in this format were coming through at $32.95/99 in the main. This year most are down to $29.95/99, $27.95/99 and $24.95/99 – that’s great news. There are still some coming at the higher price but that is because of contractual committments with some authors.
We are seeing similar drops in price pretty much across the board. Beautifully illustrated food books which would have been $59.95 or even $69.95 are coming in at $49.95. We have magnificent Art and Design books which have dropped from $99.95 to $$69.95! There has never been a better time to be a booklover!