So I loved the Harry Potter books, and I was really excited when I heard J. K. Rowling was writing a book for adults. That is, I was excited until I saw that the hardcover retail price is THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS! (Amazon is offering it for $21 right now.)
Seriously? J. K. Rowling, you're richer than God. You're the last writer on earth who needs to be charging $35 a book. And don't tell me that the publisher picked the price. You're a big enough name that your publisher will do whatever you ask.
So you know what? I'm going to wait until the paperback comes out, and the hard-cover version of your book gets remaindered. THEN I'll buy it for $5, and you won't get a royalty off my sale.