Checking on listings for the forthcoming The Battle of Crécy: A Casebook — just three weeks to release! — I stumbled upon the Amazon UK used book listing for one of my previous books, The Battle of Brunanburh: A Casebook:
To be clear, I am really proud of the Brunanburh casebook. I think the contributors in the book put together some truly wonderful and informative essays, and having all the sources for the battle gathered together in both original language and modern English translation (a hallmark of the Liverpool Historical Casebook Series) will be of lasting significance.
It’s a great book.
But is a used paperback of it worth $1500?
Perhaps not. Especially when you can purchase the hardcover version brand new for $110.