Powell’s rules

Based on this week’s news – that the official book launch for “Crashers” is set for 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Powell’s Books, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton – I have to share this anecdote.

When I was a mystery writer, 15 years ago, my paperbacks were published by Bantam Books. But the British publisher Severin House also published two of my books in hardback. The problem was: the dollar vs. the pound sterling made my hardbacks noxiously expensive in the States.

Powell’s didn’t care. I was a Northwest novelist, and Powell’s is so loyal to NW writers that they bought my book and sold it… at a loss. That’s right. Powell’s sold my novel at less than they bought it for. THAT’S how much they support local writers.

Amazing.

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on March 19, 2010, in Blog and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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