Msg#: 4614498 posted 4:56 pm on Oct 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
I've always understood book sales, UK in particular, to be totally controlled by the industry. Not saying that's bad, or good. Just suspicious........... A bit like the over strong unions controlling labour forces,so that they can get their percentages......
Msg#: 4614498 posted 1:00 am on Oct 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
they can't compete with the cut-price offers online
Price isn't everything. Once you've established the illusion of convenience, users will happily pay money for an e-book when they can get the identical file elsewhere for free with no difference in time or trouble. Same principle as brick-and-mortar shoppers assuming the big box has lower prices-- not just overall and on average, but for any given item at any given time.