So Prospero's decided to burn a few books and to threaten to continue the process unless buyers showed up to take the rest of them off their hands. It's all our fault of course, so we should feel guilty enough to rush to the rescue. After all, are there any book lovers out there who don't shudder at the thought of a book burning? I doubt it.
Now we have Prospero's hawking the books this way on the store website:
Save a Book
For $1 a book (+ postage), you can save these books from the flame. We will not take these dollars as profit, but will use them to publish new books.
1. email these stories to your friendsIn other words, pay the ransom or the books burn.
2. call your local TV, radio, newspaper, blogs, etc. and tell them what is going on
3. For $1 a book (+ postage), you can save these books from the flame. We will not take these $s as profit, but will use them to publish new books.
Many of you have great ideas regarding what can be done with these books that's better than burning them - we agree with you, and encourage YOU to get involved in sharing the gift of literature. For $1 a book + postage, you can support your local school, prison, etc.