Just a friendly word of warning.
Whilst browsing on Amazon this evening, I discovered that a friend of mine, who also publishes through Lulu.com, had a hardback available through Amazon.co.uk. On a whim, I searched my own name and found that, aside from those books available for the Kindle, every book available through Lulu was also being offered for sale – at prices in excess of £100!
The culprits are the above named Bow Media, whose only existence seems to be on Facebook. It seems they have set themselves up to try to rip the public off by giving the appearance they are selling incredibly rare and valuable books, with a delivery time that means that, if anyone bites, they just get a copy printed off Lulu and sent out to the buyer, leaving them with an undeserved £105.00 or so mark-up.
I doubt it will work in my case – if people aren’t buying for £5.99 and postage, I don’t see them forking out three figures for my books. But I’m obviously just one of their intended victims, and I’d like to see the bastards exposed in case they start making rip-off money off the back of someone who’s actually popular.
So watch out for these chancers and pass the word around not to fall for their tricks.
Not when you can get these high-priced “rareties” for a much more modest price, any time you want.