A short while ago I wrote that I had seen a photo book on Amazon for £0.01. It turned out that I was charged £0.02 for the book (I am not sure why), but I can live with this 100% increase in price, I think… maybe…. just.
I was eagerly awaiting delivery, because I could not comprehend getting anything worthwhile for this price. Surely it would have been cheaper for the vendor (a book store) to throw the book in the bin? Just staff administration time would mean the book was sold at an effective loss, but I feel that books should be retained and recirculated whenever possible. They represent collective human knowledge and experience, which might otherwise be lost.
Donovan Wylie is now a photographer with Magnum Photos, so a twinge of optimism followed hitting the ‘buy’ button! Well, it has since arrived and here is a very short commentary on Donovan Wylie’s Ireland – Singular Images.