Saturday, March 8, 2014

Update on my book

My husband found a great add-on for Chrome web browser, Invisible Hand (you can get it here), what it does is described on that link :

"Automatically get the lowest price on whatever you’re buying
NEW: InvisibleHand now supports hotels, rental-cars and flights. It will automatically find the lowest price when you search for travel online.

InvisibleHand discreetly notifies you if the product you’re shopping for is available more cheaply from another retailer or travel site. The notification provides a convenient link straight to the relevant page on the competing website."

And it works really well.

Imagine my surprise when I was on Amazon.com and searched for my book, Peeling The Onion - why? I hear you ask, because I wanted to see if it comes up in a search, and if I had any reviews.

I am  happy to see that there actually is a good review
I was somewhat surprised to find so many books with that name, when I came up with it I thought it was quite unique - apparently not. Anyway, back to the point. When I clicked on my book, Invisible Hand popped up its notification informing me I could get it cheaper on eBay! Now, I know that I have not sold many copies, and I would be aware of bulk orders, so I have to assume that Buy.com (the seller on eBay) have not yet bought the book, but will if anyone decides to buy it from them. However, if you have a prime account with Amazon.com, it will still be cheaper there because Buy.com are going to charge a hefty postage fee.

Of course, if you have a Kindle, you can get a copy of my book for $2.99 from Amazon.com, have it delivered for free, instantly and not only do you save money and buy a good read, but you are also saving trees! Not to mention, once you buy a Kindle you will wonder why you waited so long to do so. I absolutely love mine.





Even more surprising, when I click on the drop down to compare prices, I see that it is also available on Barnes & Noble and is more expensive there than either Buy.com or Amazon.com, I can only imagine they are all making it available on the off chance that I suddenly become a famous author.



If you look at the image below (if you can't see it clearly, click on the image to enlarge it), Buy.com's cheapest shipping rate is $3.10, less than Barnes & Noble, and as I have a prime account with Amazon, I am not sure what they would charge for shipping, but I am guessing it would be about the same.


This story has a number of morals, first is buy my book - you never know it might become a best seller, second is buy a Kindle, you won't regret it, third is get a Prime account with Amazon.com, and fourth is, buy my book from Amazon.com. Finally - if you enjoy it, please write a review - in fact, whether or not you enjoy it, write a review, when I am shopping online I always read the reviews as they can be very  helpful.