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[*] posted on 8/12/2012 at 02:26 PM
Kindle's 9.99-boycott


http://phantomimic.weebly.com/2/post/2011/10/the-999-boycott.html

http://andrewhy.de/why-are-kindle-books-so-expensive/




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[*] posted on 8/12/2012 at 03:00 PM


Wow.



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[*] posted on 8/12/2012 at 04:00 PM


Iíve mixed feelings on this, I guess. When a book is printed on paper and distributed, I understand charging so the publishers can recoup their investment. But with an ebook, itís really hard to justify charging the same price or more because of the offset price of production.

On the other hand, authors shouldnít take a hit, necessarily, because itís easier to publish now.

Iíve been waiting for something like this. Itíll be interesting to watch.




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[*] posted on 8/12/2012 at 04:14 PM


Well, I for one won't buy ebooks that pricey, and I won't charge that much either.

An example to explain my stance: My print book of Miro the Dragon is $6.50 while the same book as ebook is only $2.99. Still, I earn more from each ebook sold.... So I ask myself: Why should I charge the same for the ebook if the readers actually get less value for the money? I mean, they don't even have something in their hands....




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[*] posted on 8/12/2012 at 06:22 PM


I won't pay more than that for an ebook. Maybe not even that much



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[*] posted on 8/13/2012 at 12:05 AM


It is interesting how this medium has developed when compared with digital music downloads. Used to be, a CD cost around $10, maybe $15 if it was new or hard-to-find. Now most LP-length digital releases, even from artists with relatively no notoriety, are $9-$10.

With print books, look at what ebooks go for when compared with printed ones. What is it, $8-$20 for a paperback and $15-$30 for a hardcover, typically? I have zero experience in book publishing of any kind, but it was always startling to me that prices on e-books were so low.




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[*] posted on 8/13/2012 at 12:07 AM


Also, if that blog graph is accurate, Amazon sure shafts authors as far as % when compared with iTunes music.



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[*] posted on 8/13/2012 at 07:02 PM


I won't that much for ebooks either. I've always believed that they should cost less than the mass-market paperback version. But still eight or nine bucks is still too high. I think e-books at six dollars and under are a great deal.

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