Barnes and Noble had already matched Amazon's $9.99 Kindle price with its Nook Book; however, Amazon had authorization to sell the "Hard Cover" version and B&N did not. Amazon was selling the book at its retail price of $20.00 for this "stunning hard cover designed" book until a few other retailers got in on the action with lower prices and causing Amazon to lower its selling price down to $15.60. http://www.poorpennyproductions.com/
Just last week, B&N got authorization to sell the hard cover version and instantly matched Amazon's $15.60 price. Almost instantly ... Amazon dropped its price to $14.97 and within the blink of an eye ... B&N trumped Amazon, dropped down to the bargin low price of 14.67 and that's where the stand-off is now.
"This is awesome! Too often books by 'Self-Published Authors' are priced so high that most readers are left out in the cold. That is not the case with this book and I can't tell you how happy I am. Although $20 for a hard cover book is a reasonable price, under $15.00 is much better. Now, more of my own family, friends, and supporters can afford my book".
Just a short while ago I was walking through Costco's and out of the corner of my right eye I noticed this table covered with books and as I approached the table I noticed this sign that read, "Fifty Shades of Grey." As my eyes, in lazer-like fashion, scanned the table ... all I could see was a sea of books; all "Fifty Shades of Grey". Almost instantly a little voice inside of my head said, "How is your book ever gonna compete with Fifty Shades"? Just as I starting thinking, I turned to the right and BAM! A big sign flashing, $9.99 for this paperback best seller. "Oh well, so much for my hopes of competing with Fifty Shades", I said. Time to move on.
As I strolled up the ilse towards the cashier, I was still thinking. "Man, if Costco, or Target, or Walmart or one of these mega giants were to lay out a table of 'Why I Sued Eddie Murphy' next to a table of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and let them go head to head ... I really think I my book can compete. Anyone who has ever seen a performance of any of my plays on the New York stage will attest and anyone who has read any of my books, screen plays, or tv pilots can tell you about my writing style, gut-busting humor, powerful dramas, clever plots, and unique use of dialogue." I paid the cashier and headed home, a little, but just a little dejected but ... tomorrow is a new day and boy was it ever!
The next day I went on Amazon and to my surprise several other book sellers were selling "Why I Sued Eddie Murphy" and in a dog fight for the lowest price. I watched. One seller dropped to $14.00, followed by another selling at $13.00, and then came another seller at $11.95. No sooner than $11.95 was posted it was matched and taking no prisoners, the seller dropped down to $11.75 and that is the lowest price for a brand new copy.
Almost immediately I started thinking about my book dropping down to $9.99 just to have a chance to compete with Fifty Shades. It's good enough! One reader (Kindle) posted a review on Amazon that reads,
"A very easy read. I was actually amazed at the amount of information in this one little book. I like the way the author was able to hold your attention to the end. The book also made me laugh. Who would think that the author would be able to make jokes while going through what he did in this book.
I would hope that people will pick up this book and read. It will give you an insight not only into what the independent artist has to go through but maybe teach you how to protect yourself against the so called BIG guys out there who wants to take from the LITTLE man".
There are more reviews on Barnes and Noble. One reads,
" I'm gonna tell you that I could not put this book down! It's an easy read and Mr. Hudson is clearly a character that will have you laughing out loud! I had to pass this book on so that others can read it. I truely enjoyed this book and wish Mr. Hudson all the success in the world.!"
While the news of B&N selling the hard cover now spells good news for readers, that's not such good news for Eddie Murphy considering he was just slapped with the new moniker of being "Hollywood's most overpaid actor" by Forbes Magazine.
One newspaper called me and asked, "What would you say is the highlight of your book"? I responded, "The entire book is a highlight! Every chapter is a highlight! The reporter followed, "What would you say is your favorite chapter in the book"? I don't know ... I don't really have a favorite chapter. I really love the whole book", I said.