A concern about the high prices of some vendors on Amazon
My paperbook book (Learn How to Solve Cryptic Crosswords) is available on Amazon through Lulu's globalREACH distribution service. When I go to the listing for my book on Amazon.com, there is a "More buying choices -used and new" link which leads to a page where there are 14 more offers (at increasing prices) for my book from various vendors other than Amazon - such as The Book Depository Ltd, Wordery and UKpaperback shop.
I presume all these these online retailers who are offering the book new have signed up to Lulus globalReach distribution service, or are or are a customer of a Lulu distributor (eg Ingram).
A concern I have is that some of these vendors are offering the book at a vastly inflated retail price - in some cases 4 or 5 times the list price! This makes no sense to me - why are they doing this, and why would anyone buy from them at this price?
Any clarification here would be much appreciated.