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DEMAND FOR SIGNED COPIES OF THE KITE RUNNER PUSH PRICES SKY-HIGH
(Victoria, BC – 13 November 2007) The Kite Runner is not just a worldwide bestseller – early signed copies of Khaled Hosseini’s novel are now one of the most collectible modern editions on the rare book market with asking prices up to $2,500.
Released in 2003, the book, set in Afghanistan, continues to sell well but the forthcoming movie is expected to boost sales once again.
Over the past three years, AbeBooks.com - the world’s largest online marketplace for used, rare, out-of-print-books - has seen prices surge for signed first editions of The Kite Runner:
The largest jumps in price occurred in 2005, when the book was only outsold by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces, and this year when the release of Hosseini’s second book, A Thousand Splendid Suns, proved the author was not a one-hit wonder.
Prices for signed copies of A Thousand Splendid Suns start at $42 and rise to $400. In June, Hosseini canceled his book tour due to a family illness so signed copies of A Thousand Splendid Suns are in limited supply.
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