There’s also a new edition out there tailored to the bibliophile: the first-ever fine press edition, published by Thornwillow. It is letterpress-printed and comes in a variety of specialty bindings with fantastic names like “Tomb Raider Half-Calf” and “Felucca Full Leather.” Prices start at $125.
But what about used, antiquarian, and rare copies? At Biblio.com, they’ve noticed stronger-than-usual sales of cheap reprints (under $20) of Death on the Nile over the past two months. “We assume ‘reading copies’ as people prepared for the upcoming adaptation,” said marketing coordinator Amber Sheehan. “We've noticed that with many adaptations, the growth in sales comes just after the show premieres, and then both the quantity and quality of copies see a marked increase.”
At AbeBooks, Christie is a steady seller, but they haven’t seen a spike for this title, said Richard Davies, PR, content & merchandising manager. In fact, he said, “During the pandemic, films in movie theaters have not been driving book sales for us with the exception of Dune, which drove sales of reading and collectible copies. Content on Netflix has been far more influential. The Witcher, Bridgerton, and The Queen’s Gambit all helped to sell books.”