The GRS biography is expensive. The publisher, a small independent press of impeccable reputation, has an excellent marketing approach: They sell to universities and libraries, with “the trade” – that’s you and me – being a distant secondary market. They don’t expect to sell many copies, and their books are of the highest quality, so the prices are high. The book sells for $55.00, retail. $55.00 is a lot for a paperback book, even if it is an authorized biography, and of high quality.
But it’s a bargain when you consider the price being asked for used copies. I did some checking recently, on Amazon: $61.00, $101.00, and … Are you ready? $166.00 So when you buy your copy, and pay what seems a high price, remember – you aren’t paying $166.00 for it. On the other hand, the fact that a good seller considers it worth that much is a compliment to the book , and I wish them luck in the selling.