Cheap books are already here

Let’s say you spend $25 on a book and, after reading it, you think that it was really great.

What if I told you that you could take the same $25 and get two great books.

You can, by buying trade paperbacks.

What if I told you that you could take the same $25 and get five great books.

You can, by buying mass market paperbacks.

What if I told you that you could take the same $25 and get twenty-five great books.

You can, by buying used books.

What if I told you that you could take the same $25 and get fifty great books.

You can, by buying 50¢ books at the library (at least at mine that’s what they cost.)

What if I told you that you could keep that $25 and read books for free.

You can at the library.

In this debate on cheap books there are rarely expressions of hatred towards trade paperbacks, mass market paperbacks, used books, or libraries.

Cheap books are already here.

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