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How much is an e-book worth?

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Msg#: 4421549 posted 3:21 am on Feb 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

This thread is marginally on copyright issues, though it is the copyright which controls how these texts are published and distributed. Let us not stray too far afield discussing this. Thanks.

Remember how much money e-readers were supposed to save book buyers? It was among the big reasons why 20 million Americans decided to take the plunge.

So why is it that consumers are still paying through the nose for e-book titles that ought to cost a fraction of the price charged for the used hardcover version?

A lot of readers fuming over that question reminded me of their frustration in the aftermath of the latest flare-up between Amazon and the publishing industry. On Wednesday, more than 4,000 e-titles sold by Independent Publishers Group, one of the nation's biggest independent book distributors, got pulled by Amazon as the result of a dispute over pricing. IPG's Kindle contract was up for renewal and Amazon sought to extract more favorable margins. IPG refused to cave and so, the impasse.




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Msg#: 4421549 posted 12:14 am on Feb 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

No idea what you want to talk about here. Amazon biz practices, why prices aren't as low as you'd like? What?

As a reader, book author for print, kindle and mobi, and a publisher, I'd be glad to talk about...well...I'm not sure what you want.


Msg#: 4421549 posted 12:22 am on Mar 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

an ebook is worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it, i would suggest publishing it on amazon kindle :)

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