Email Tips: Buy Old Editions of New Books

This "tip" was originally delivered on Saturday, June 4th, 2011 .

Publishers are in the business of making money from
books. Some times freely available content is reformatted
with a new cover and binding and sold for profit.

This is the case with the recent KJV1611 Anniversary Bible
editions: the content is available for free or even in a more
readable form in the 1769 KJV you have on your desk.
Nevertheless, “new” sells.

Whenever I receive emails from Christian publishers about
new books “back in print” I always do an internet search for
the content. 4 out of 5 times I can find a pdf or old print copy
of the same content cheaper or for free.

This puts to practice the principle of not judging a book by
its cover. You can save thousands of dollars by finding
free or lower priced material through Amazon used books
than buying the new “back in print” versions if you can
accept a few cover scratches.

Back in print sometimes means “we can make money
from putting a new cover on what you already have
on your shelf.” Beware.

For His glory,

Justin “newer is not always better” Johnson

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This "tip" was originally published in the weekly Grace Ambassadors Update sent free to subscribers.