beware the really expensive mmpb

September 10, 2010

about 6 months ago, i noticed a couple of backlist mmpb available through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, but with a $20+ price tag – egads!  in completing adult fiction rincs yesterday, it unfortunately appears that this is an ever increasing occurrence.

as a steward of tax payer money, we cannot in good conscience pay upwards of $25 for a binding that will last 10 circs at best and more likely 1-3.  our options?  ILL or the used marketplace where publishers, authors, and vendors see no profits.  time to rethink this strategy.

posting by marin

2 Responses to “beware the really expensive mmpb”

  1. Kathy S Says:

    For those of us not in collection development, what does mmpb stand for?

  2. myounker Says:

    mass market paperback

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