Penguin’s eSpecial Is a New Kind of WTF-ery
Penguin has announced that it will be releasing an e version of the new epilogue that is to be included in the paperback version of The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan (does it address the federal bailout of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae?). For all those hardcover purchasers, you can download this new epilogue for the low, low price of $5.000.
The epilogue updates Dr. Greenspan’s view of economic changes in the U.S. economy, including the current credit crisis, since the original publication of the book in September 2007.
As with all Penguin eBooks the Penguin “eSpecial” will be available in many formats including Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle, Adobe Acrobat, and others.
First, Penguin isn't the first to release epilogues in eform. HarperCollins did it with Julia Quinn's Second Epilogues. Second, the price of the epilogue is outrageous. The list price of the paperback version is $17.00. The cost of the epilogue would be nearly a third of that.