Black Friday & Cyber Monday or, Yielding to the madness of crowds

Some years ago I read an article about a department store chain in the US (or maybe it was a grocery chain; it was a long time ago) that decided to buck the trend of having every-changing specials in favour of pricing all of their products slightly lower than did their competitors.

Seems pretty simple, and pretty reasonable, doesn’t it? What they hadn’t considered, of course, is that individual people don’t shop on “average”, we shop in the moment. And if Store A is selling, say, paper towels for half the price that Store B is, people will go a little out of their way for that bargain — and, while there, might pick up a few, slightly higher-priced, items at the same time. Long story short, the everyday lower price experiment was short-lived, and that store soon found itself back with the herd, running weekly specials.

What does all this have to do with The BumblePuppy Press? Well, against our best judgement, we too are getting in on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals! Sigh. Click here to learn more!

Summer sale (before summer’s over)

Edit: September 18, 2021: We’ve decided to continue this sale for a little while longer – there’s still time to save! It seems hard to believe that this summer is almost over. As I type…

Holiday Specials!

The Corona Virus has made this a tough year for us all, and the prospect of holiday shopping during a pandemic won’t make December any easier. But I can help! From now until December 24th,…

Like Sir Walter Scott, Louis L’Amour and … Penthouse Forum?!? Clearly, opinions vary!

Setting the Black Grass promo train in motion (again) Of course it’s tempting to blame the worldwide pandemic for the lack of a real push on promoting Black Grass; cancelled book fairs and television appearances…

Black Grass on the pod(cast)

Carl is interviewed by Peter Anthony Holder for his podcast, The Stuph File Program.

Why radio is harder than television

Carl Dow looks back on his first media interview, on Peter Anthony Holder’s The Stuph File Program podcast.

There were nerves, but we were more than happy with the results!