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Thursday, August 11, 2005
$24.95 AND COUNTING
Ever wonder why books cost so much? Miss Snark, literary agent, has the answer.
the return of Returns
Not too long ago a Barnes and Noble in the town of Miss Snark's alma mater decided to move to a new space across the parking lot. It was a sum total of 478 yards. Miss Snark, laughingly, asked the Community Relations manager if they would be seeking volunteers to wheel the books across the lot.
"oh no," she heard, "we'll just return all these and get new ones sent to the new store.
That way the store never closes and our patrons aren't inconvenienced."
One third of the cost of a hard cover book is the cost of returns.