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So is it collectible?

Word on the street is that one of the supposed top selling non-fiction titles on the market is going to be allowed to “die on the vine”. That is, no new copies are being printed and the distributor is asking for all the books out there to be returned to the warehouse. The folks at Galleycat have been keeping up with this pretty well (though they aren’t naming names).

I’m assuming it’s the new New York Times #1 Bestseller Tom Cruise biography (groan) which I really care nothing about. Which is exactly why it’d be worth picking up, if it’s going to be seen as scarce in the near future, I wouldn’t mind parting with it. Last week, shipments were blocked to Australia and a couple of other parts of the world. Which is why I’m guessing it’s the one being pulled. Evidently Cruise has some pretty powerful lawyer type friends.

I’ve only seen this book in two stores here in Birmingham. I wonder if it’d be worth “investing” in… or if it’s just going to be seen as the pulp that it is? Or am I being suckered by some sly marketing scheme?

Of course, I could be way of course, in which case I’d have a perfectly good copy of Tom Cruise for sale–cheap!