I'd still prefer a lower price (authors are that way), but the Amazon Kindle price for Literature and Inequality has been lowered by 25 percent.
BTW, here is the back cover blurb from Daniel Markovits of Yale Law School, author of The Meritocracy Trap:
"Literature and Inequality is an eye-opening and powerfully affecting book. By rereading literary classics through the lens of high-end inequality, and by emphasizing their fascination with the contest between patrimonial complacency and meritocratic ambition, Shaviro opens a new window into familiar texts. And by confronting us with the lessons of his readings, Shaviro compels a new reckoning with the rising high-end inequality and regenerated caste system that increasingly plague our own age."