Sunday, February 15, 2015

Out of Print?

By the time you read this, the last copy in print of my Trackside with VIA: Cross-Canada Compendium may have been sold. This pleasantly successful book published in October 2012, was fun to create and has proved to be an interesting discussion-starter and argument-settler on many occasions for many readers.

But we're now in a much different book-selling environment than when I published Trackside with VIA: The First 35 Years back in June, 2011. The number of book shops and hobby shops has drastically declined. The appetite for paper books in the midst of e-books has had an impact. Printing and postage costs have increased. We are spending less time with books and more time online.

So, the last few copies I had on hand may have been the last. The prospect of unsold copies has always been an unsavoury one to me. If you've been considering ordering, please do so. It may be that this will soon be listed as Out of Print Volume!