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Will Canadian Customers Buy Hardcover First Editions?

This one, scheduled for October, will also be a hardcover.

This one, scheduled for October, is also hardcover.

With more and more Christian authors moving to wider market publishing houses like Simon & Schuster (Howard) and Hachette (Faithwords), first editions in paperback are becoming a rarity, and ITPE (International Trade Paper Edition) editions are disappearing as well.  Are Canadian customers willing to pay the price?

A big test will come Tuesday when The Chance by Karen Kingsbury releases in hardcover at $22.99; thankfully the same price on both sides of the border. Selling The Bridge into the busy Christmas market was easy. Selling another hardcover in March will be a challenge, though diehard fans probably won’t think twice about shelling out the bucks. An October release, Fifteen Minutes is also scheduled for hardcover at the same price.

Koorong shows a paperback for The Bridge available in Australia, but the $29.99 AUS price is rather prohibitive. Surprisingly, there’s no ITPE down under on The Chance, either; it’s releasing at $27.99 AUS for 327 pages.

My market is extremely price conscious. I’ve had only inquiry on The Chance so far, and no advance orders. But other markets are not as price sensitive. But neither have I locked in an advance order. Inventory will be purchased on a need basis on this title from day one, with an initial surplus of only three or four copies.

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