Comments: 5
XOX 3 years ago
Wow. Same here. I have bought the same book with different title a few times. I'm from Asia and both US and UK versions are on sale in different book store. It is quite confusing and I have to check online to see if is the same book.
Elentarri's Book Blog 3 years ago
It is annoying. I've also almost made the same mistake. Also when publishers decide to combine two or three very old novels into an omnibus and sell it under a completely different title and advertise it as a new product - irritating.
I hate it when publishers do this -- particularly as the reasons why they're doing it are invariably either ridiculous (cultural prejudice / ignorance) or greed (driving up sales).
Mike Finn 3 years ago
Thank you for the comments. Sorry to have taken a week to reply - it's that time of year. Reading your comments, I think this kind of re-titling and rebunding of books might also count for the Crime Against Books task.
Hah. So true!