Yes, as a result of my actions, Mr Banks and Mr Pratchett are each just a touch richer. So too, no doubt, are Orbit and Doubleday. And with any luck a certain high street retailer can post a loss figure which is a little less disastrously huge next year.
One of these years, I'm going to read more books than I buy, make some sort of dent in the backlog. Or not.