A couple of days ago I received the following complaint from a US acquaintance by email:
I know that I like to have an idea of what the novel is about before I plunk down $6.50--has anyone else been getting pickier now that paperbacks are so expensive?Do you know how much $6.50 US is? It's $8.33 Australian at current exchange rates. We have the enormous pleasure of paying between $12.50 to $15.00 for a paperback. Only today I paid $6.50 (Australian) for a worn paperback 224 page novel at a second hand bookshop!
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