Re: Pricing Amazing Grace

Jim Scholtz (
Mon, 28 Feb 2000 09:51:22 -0800 (PST)

Hi Videolibbers, Just to let you know what's happening with Children's
Circle - after Weston Woods was purchased by Scholastic, they dropped the
CC Studios line (essentially, that line included ALL of the single title WW
children's titles but they were grouped together in 3-4 titles and priced
at $14.95 for the home video only market. As you know, all WW titles
(although they are only 3-12 min. ave. length) have PP rights but were
priced much higher - $149 to $249. However, now most of the titles are
$49.95 to $89.00 with PP rights. Scholtastic/WW has a number of the CC
Studio titles left and is selling them off - also, jobbers such as B&T,
Ingram and Follett may have some titles in stock. Midwest Tape might also
be a good source for these OP items. Recently, (at my library) we were
mailed a WW flyer with several old and NEW video story anthologies listed
for $19.95 ea. I'm not sure if this was an attempt to sell the remaining
CC titles or not, since they do not appear in the 2000 WW catalog. Hope
this information helps. Jim Scholtz.

At 09:23 AM 2/23/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Hello Videolibbers,
>Recently, I tried to replace our old Children's Circle video called
>"Amazing Grace and Other Stories." It was originally priced at $14.95 and
>included Amazing Grace, Flossie and the Fox and Who's in Rabbit's House.
>Weston Woods said it was out of print. SVE/Churchill has all 3 titles but
>they are sold separately for $49.95 each.
>Our library wants it as a circulating video so the separate titles don't
>make much sense for us (one is 8 minutes, one is 14 minutes and one is 13
>minutes). Can someone shed some light on why these are now so expensive
>and also sold separately?
>Thanks in advance for any information.
>Maurine Canarsky, Media Librarian
>Noel Wien Public Library
>1215 Cowles St.
>Fairbanks, AK 99701
>907-459-1024 FAX