Sunday, February 22, 2009
Yournovel.com is a site where you can buy a romance novel personalised with your name and some personal details.
I think this is a cute idea in theory, but in practice $50 for a book advertised as 150-190 pages (Amazon suggests some are under 100 pages with standard novel formatting) seem a little steep even for a novelty. And then you add $25 for you photo on a cover and $50 per page for personalised pages.
Perhaps I am too cynical but it seems to me that the vanity option goes both ways when the customer gets a book with their name in it, and the author gets to profit from otherwise unmarketable romance novels?