- Jul 5, 2006
I think partly we have devalued books (maybe not so much on this forum but certainly at a wider level) but at the same time, it's the sort of series that you want to blast through quite quickly and buying that much at once will be a lot for many people. It's the same reason it's rare for me to buy a full length graphic novel. As much as I think the artist and author are worth their due, if I want to read a few of them at once it's a big portion of my monthly personal budget for half an hour or so at a time of entertainment. I usually stick them on an Amazon wishlist and buy several at once when they're on offer instead.Yes, it's relatively high for a short book but its not that much in actual terms is it? A few quid or dollars for decent entertainment. A coffee and danish from a cafe will cost you as much and give much less enjoyment (and you can't drink or eat them again), a cinema ticket is much more and the movie lasts less long. I don't really get it when people wait until a book is 99c on Amazon, to save a couple of bucks. Have we devalued books?
I like Murderbot and would happily pay full rrp for let's say one full book a year in the series (I know a novel is coming next year). But three novellas at once? And yes I could buy one novella now, but it's competing (in my head) against other books at the same price that will last me much longer. So instead they're on my wishlist until I have a good month financially and/or run out of other things to read!