## Bargain!

**Amazon** is currently selling * The Bayesian Choice* at a bargain price of $32.97, a rebate of 40% on the list price! And this is the hardcover version… When I first saw the hardcover versions, I thought the printer had made a mistake but

*this is not*a mistake! (While I did not design the cover of this third version of

*, this is my favorite one. Good thing I did not turn to design rather than statistics.)*

**The Bayesian Choice***is thus cheaper than*

**The Bayesian Choice****despite being more than twice longer and hardcover… Note also that Springer introduced a paperback version of**

*Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R**but it is surprisingly more expensive than the hardcover on Amazon ($109 versus $76).*

**Monte Carlo Statistical Methods**
May 15, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Hi,

Just wanted to let you know that the Amazon.com version is in softcover, in spite of what their description says.

May 17, 2010 at 8:08 am

Thank you! My impression is that the process is utterly random: I have seen some copies with softcover and others with hard covers… Maybe running a negative binomial experiment would see how often the printer uses a hardcover.

May 12, 2010 at 12:52 am

A quick way to get a feel for the price of a book is to use booko.com.au:

The Bayesian Choice. I’m finding that either Amazon US or The Book Deospitory UK wins.