A New Grouse-Out

Posted by WiredSisters on March 31st, 2014 filed in Uncategorized


Am I the only one who notices/cares about  (a) listing an online opus multiple times and/or under multiple titles, so that the reader clicks on it multiple times?  Like “are purple unicorns destroying Romania?” 3 or 4 times under “biology,” “European problems,” and “world politics”, plus “How do purple unicorns affect Eastern Europe?” and “Is there a solution to the Purple Unicorn problem?” under some of the same headings, all on the same page?

And an older but closely related phenomenon, publishers who put out a new paperback edition of a hardcover bestseller in three or four versions differing only in the color of the cover?  For a while, everybody was doing it, trying to trick the reader into buying all of them. Ultimately the readers caught on, but every now and then it still happens.

Red Emma



One Response to “A New Grouse-Out”

  1. Sappho Says:

    But all those different colors are *needed*, for people who arrange their bookshelves by color :-).