Mr Turnbull is holding firm and not delaying the book’s launch date, hoping people will want to read it while they’re stuck at home in lockdown.
Good luck with that!
Beyond a few political tragics, who's the book aimed at? I wouldn't have thought it's a particularly large market!
The price of Malcolm Turnbull’s tell-all tome, A Bigger Picture, has already been slashed by more than 30 per cent by some booksellers, less than four weeks from its scheduled release date.
On Amazon, the recommended retail price of $55 has been marked down to $35, or $33.96 for Kindle. At Angus & Robertson it’s $38.50. Online retailer Booktopia has cut its pre-order price by 26 per cent to $40.75. Dymocks is selling it for $42.99. The smallest saving we could find was $5.77 at Book Depository, down 10.5 per cent to $49.23.
Ticketed talks were to follow at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre; then smaller venues in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Geelong; culminating with a speech at the National Press Club in Canberra on April 23.
Despite the COVID-19 lockdown, Mr Turnbull is holding firm and not delaying the book’s launch date, hoping people will want to read it while they’re stuck at home in lockdown.
In lieu of physical launches, Mr Turnbull is planning to hold separate state-specific live-streamed virtual events — including question-and-answer sessions similar to those he moderated on Facebook while running the country.