Monday, December 13, 2010

Class of 88 - Amazon Traders

Hey folks, i know i've spoken about secondhand books somewhere else on my blog but this weekend i found one of the most expensive editions yet on Amazon ($437) . I know someone in the UK paid £500 from E-Bay once and this i know because one of my cousins was in a pub and his pal came in with the £500 copy. Cuz called immediately thinking something fishy was going on but it was legit. I don't receive any royalties on the secondhand copies though i do commend the sellers for getting so much cash for a book and not some history book or rare fiction book but my book Class of 88. So Im proud of it really. Many well written books were published on Acid House, most of which can be acquired on Amazon for less than £10. Im not knocking the books, why would i, they mention my name and Genesis. My name is mentioned in no less than 18 books at the last count. Amazing, Im honored... I still find it quite unbelievable as i never written more than two pages since school.  

You know what irritates me though and please tell me that Im wrong...







I've contacted numerous vendors on amazon selling my book to congratulate them on earning some vast sums on my book and I wish them luck, no malice, pure love. You know not one of them has ever answered my message, not one of them, how mad is that? I even found one chap on E-Bay selling the PDF of Class of 88 for £3 when i was giving it away FREE and allowed everyone else to list the download on their sites. E-Bay did move fast and swift though, shut the chap down immediately. I wasnt expecting them to do that but i still couldn't allow him to sell that free PDF.

What's even worse than all that is the fact that selling books on Amazon is more profitable than actually writing books. If you join one of their affiliate programs you could sell my book Class of 88 and receive a commission greater than my royalty for writing it. So yes amazon is great for buying books but in reality there are also hanging writers...


When Class of 88 (updated) is re-released next year I'll be offering anyone with the original book to send back to me and i'll send them a signed updated new edition...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Power to you Wayne!!! :) Class of 88 will go down in our history (those of us who were there) You deserve a medal... or a knighthood to those of us that know... Keep keepin' on brother! Peace! :)

Anonymous said...

nice, i look forward to an updated version. will definitely wait for that rather than forking out 40 quid for a used copy

Cassie Clarke said...

I picked up a copy of your book in a Charity shop in West London today, which brought me to your site. At least the money is going to a good cause! I first saw your book on the DJ History site, and wanted to buy it as a present for my boyfriend but upon following the Amazon link saw that they were being sold from £100 upwards. Re-releasing the book is a brilliant idea as it is obviously still very much in demand!

Wayne Anthony said...

Thanks Cassie... :)

Wayne Anthony said...

Nice One Anonymous!