Taken from another thread, all messages posted yesterday (20/7):
Originally Posted by The Giant
Reprinting more is generally a bad thing, because it means that I failed to estimate demand properly. In a perfectly efficient system, I would guess the number needed and print exactly that many, whether it's 1000 or 30,000 copies. While it is nice when a book sells a lot more than the initial estimate, there's more wasted money involved on my part, because the cost to print drops as I print more at a time.
So, SOD has less reprints than OTOPCs because I have gotten better at estimating over time, not because it is less popular.
Also, for the record, the number of printings for each book is: