11-02-2013 02:55 PM
It sounds like a mainstream publisher matching Amazon's MatchBook offering. Interesting that they're asking 5 GBP (~$8) additional for the ebook in addition to the price of the hardback. Not exactly cheap, but I suppose you're getting the ebook earlier than the paperback edition at least. I wonder how long before publishers start doing something like UltraViolet for video, with the "digital download included" sticker on the cover.
11-02-2013 03:06 PM - edited 11-02-2013 03:09 PM
I've posted before about movies; a lot of them come now with a dvd, blu-ray, and digital version in the same package. Of course, they have had their theater run before that.
Of note also is that HC is the first (only so far) of the majors to sign on with Scribd.
11-02-2013 03:16 PM
One of my primary reasons for moving to ebooks is my desire to eliminate the clutter caused by hundreds or thousands of books taking up shelf space. OK, I'm lying. One of my primary reasons for moving to ebooks is Mrs. Mac's desire to eliminate the clutter caused by hundreds or thousands of books taking up shelf space.
i keep a handful of reference books, atlases, and coffee table-type picture books. I don't see the point in keeping physical copies of my casual reading.
11-02-2013 05:28 PM
Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading
11-02-2013 06:43 PM
ebooks really started taking off, what 5 years ago? And they already have 30% of the market, and while it's slowing down it hasn't stopped.
Meanwhile they state 48% of the folks surveyed would buy bundles but give no information on the growth or decline of that figure.
11-02-2013 06:56 PM
11-02-2013 08:02 PM
I would buy bundles, but only for a few specific authors. For the rest, I also can't afford the space for the additional books. The number of physical books in my house right now is almost identical to the number of square feet. If I started buying everything in HC again my house would be on Hoarders.