IT’S ON SALE! “RUBY BRAFF: BORN TO PLAY: THE RUBY BRAFF DISCOGRAPHY AND DIRECTORY OF PERFORMANCES” by Thomas P. Hustad

Pssssssssssssst!  It’s on sale now at Amazon — $64.77 (to pre-order) instead of its $95 list price.  Check it here.

I don’t pretend to be objective about Tom Hustad’s book.  I’ve known him — through email, tape-trading, and telephone — for about a decade, and he loves Ruby as much as anyone, is ferociously accurate without being pedantic . . . and he can write.  What’s more, he had the benefit of long conversations with Ruby and long interchanges with people who had taped him, photographed him, corresponded with him . . . including myself.  So I am very much looking forward to BORN  TO PLAY and expect it to not only live up to but surpass my expectations.

Your birthday is coming soon, isn’t it?

May your happiness increase.

5 responses to “IT’S ON SALE! “RUBY BRAFF: BORN TO PLAY: THE RUBY BRAFF DISCOGRAPHY AND DIRECTORY OF PERFORMANCES” by Thomas P. Hustad

  1. John P. Cooper

    I have always wondered – what is involved in the choice of a price for a book?

  2. Books are commodities like anything else: so publishers make decisions about how many copies they will print, how many they can expect to sell, and then price accordingly to assure themselves a profit. Specialist books with small audiences anticipated are priced higher because the publisher cannot subdivide the expenses into hundreds of thousands of readers. That’s all (s)he wrote!

  3. Why, yes, actually, in May….

    hehe!

  4. Late-breaking news — from May 13, 2013: a friend told me of this: The Amazon Canada site now has listed the book at an all time low price of $53.08 + Shipping if outside Canada see http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=braff%20hustad&sprefix=braff%2Caps&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abraff%20hustad

  5. Pingback: RUBY BRAFF and MARIAN McPARTLAND PLAY, TALK, and LAUGH (1991) | JAZZ LIVES

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