Please excuse my rant, but I need to vent.
Today, at my local bookshop, I saw the new posthumous work, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, on sale for $NZ 45 (that's $US 31.94 at today's exchange rate). Now, the book in question features a mere one hundred pages, with the work itself taking up only 508 lines.
Sorry, but that is blatant price-gouging. I realise that we're talking a very niche market here, but if you're going to charge that sort of price, it'd make more sense to lump this work in with some of the other stuff that has been released over the past few years (Sigrid and Gudrun, The Fall of Arthur, The Beowulf translation, The retelling of Kullervo). That way the reader would actually be getting some value for their money. As it is, either the Estate or the publisher (or both) is treating us fans as a cash-cow, and I am not amused.