The Price of Everything at Amazon

by Russ Roberts on August 5, 2008

in Books

Just wanted to let Cafe patrons know that my new book, The Price of Everything, will be shipping later this week from Amazon. If you’ve already ordered a copy you probably received an email from Amazon saying the books not available, they don’t know when it’s coming in and so on. All of this despite the posted notice at Amazon that the book would be released on August 4. But my publisher tells me that it should have gone out to Amazon on the 4th, Amazon will receive it later this week, and will then start shipping.

For Kindle fans, I am told there will be a Kindle edition but I don’t know when that will be available. Maybe the day the book is in stock at Amazon but maybe later. I’ll keep you posted.

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nicole August 5, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Sweet! And to think I was just coming here to leave you a comment asking about this. Can't wait.

Speedmaster August 5, 2008 at 7:49 pm

Thanks, very much looking forward to it.

Wallace Hendricks August 5, 2008 at 7:50 pm

The book was available over the weekend at my local Borders. As usual for your books, it was a very quick read. But I found your writing much more stilted than in The Invisible Heart or The Choice. Of the three I liked The Choice the best, though I have given away a couple of copies of both TC and TIH. But Roberts, I am not sure what happened with this one. The economics, of course, was fine if fairly simple, but the writing was simply not up to your past standards. The discussion was also much too obvious. Possibly I was expecting too much after a six year wait since TIH, but I don't think so.

King Banaian August 6, 2008 at 11:38 am

Amazon sent me a note this AM saying it had shipped (I pre-ordered it a couple of months ago.) TIH has been helpful in persuading a couple of non-economists to the value of economics — thanks for that!

Mark August 6, 2008 at 3:31 pm

The price of everything at Amazon…I don't know, they sell a lot of stuff there. I could estimate it, but that will take a while. I'll get back to you guys with an Excel spreadsheet or something, so someone can double-check my work.



Ray Gardner August 6, 2008 at 7:26 pm


No way.

What about

I'm completely hooked on audible. You don't get as much from listening to a book, but it's still very enjoyable.

James August 6, 2008 at 9:27 pm

I pre-ordered a copy from and it arrived today. I have Amazon Prime (expedited shipping), so that may be why mine has already arrived.

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