Saturday, March 13, 2010

Harper Fails Adriana Trigiani

I stumbled on Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani at Barnes and Nobles. Read the first few pages and then opened my Kindle app on my iPhone, thinking I'd buy the book if it was 9.99 or less.

It wasn't even available for the Kindle, yet. But I could preorder it.

This is a huge fail by Harper, Trigiani's publisher. Now, not only will I not by the hardback, but I won't by the Kindle version. I'll wait until it becomes available on Bookmooch or pick up a copy from a friend.

I understand Harper wants to make money, but if they were smart, they'd realize that keeping Trigiani's fans (and possible new readers) happy and reading by releasing the eBook the same time as the hardback would be a win win situation for everyone.

Another publisher that wears its greed on its sleeve.