I knew it would happen sooner or later. I mean, publishers aren't stupid and the cash cow has a way of moo-ing rather loudly.
Yes, they're reprinting Suzanne Brockmann's Ladies' Man. See:
Laydown date is August 29 for you Nosey Nellies out there, and it's going to retail for $6.99
You have to wonder if Brockmann's more diehard fans feel kinda silly now. You know, those readers who paid ridiculous sums of money for this book on eBay - including that lady that RT featured some years back who paid over $1000 for her copy. Seriously, do you think she became unglued when she heard the reprinting news?
I'm sorry, not even a first edition signed copy of John Steinbeck (or J.D. Salinger - take your pick) is worth $1000. Me lying semi-nude on a tropical island while Juan the cabana boy fans me with palm fronds and feeds me chocolate covered strawberries - now that's worth $1000. But a paperback novel? I'm sorry, but I just didn't kill off that many brain cells during The College Years.
But to each his own. I also never saw the appeal of buying a purse that cost more than $30 - so obviously my sense of collectability as well as style is seriously lacking. I just fit right in here in hedonistic, materialistic southern California dontcha know.
To get the full scoop on why people are criminally insane and would pay $1000 for a paperback novel - Brockmann gives you the scoop here. And neither here nor there - girlfriend is a "name" she really needs a better web site. Seriously, I've designed better using Netscape Composer.