a bargain for $29,150.92 (plus $3.99 shipping)?

While following up on an inquiry about the list price for my book Enabling Creative Chaos: The Organization Behind the Burning Man on amazon, I was surprised to see that at least one vendor has apparently entered an algorithmic deathspiral on the offer price.

If anyone wants a new copy of the book for $29,150.92 (plus $3.99 shipping), a bookstore in Tennessee would like to sell you one.  On that same offer page, a used copy is going for $966.03.  And to think that my students complained that Pearson’s more than $100 price tag on Scott and Davis’s Organizations and Organizing was a bit much…


Written by katherinechen

February 7, 2014 at 7:24 pm

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  1. No disrespect Katherine, but there’s no way your book is worth twice as much as Tilly’s Durable Inequality


    gabriel rossman

    February 7, 2014 at 7:36 pm

  2. Your students are right to complain about Organizations and Organizing. $104 for a paperback? Author, please.



    February 8, 2014 at 2:27 am

  3. Gabriel, I’m guessing Tilly’s Durable Inequality doesn’t feature a fine array of photos of artwork (a picture is a worth a thousand buckaroos, maybe).
    Jerry, I have to wonder if textbook publishers think about their pricing strategy. At certain price points, students balk at buying.



    February 13, 2014 at 4:30 am

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