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redskinsfan34
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Why are ebooks so much more than a paper book? Why would i pay for an Ebook when the paperbacks are cheaper?

Doug_Pardee
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If you do a search, you'll probably find hundreds of threads on here about e-book pricing. In the end, none of those discussions matter. It all comes down to this: e-books are priced at whatever people will pay for them. If you don't like the price, don't buy it.

 

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Sandikal
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Actually, many of the books that are $9.99 or more aren't in paperback yet.  If they are in paperback, it's the trade version, not mass market.  I see very few non-genre mass-market paperbacks anymore.   Trade paperbacks usually list for at least $14.99.  Even mass-market paperbacks are converting to those ridiculous taller versions that sell for $9.99.  From what I've seen so far, the ebook is usually $6.99-$7.99 by the time it's in mass-market paperback..  

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EffieTX
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Why? Because the Publishers think we are stupid, thats why...

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EffieTX wrote:

Why? Because the Publishers think we are stupid, thats why...


These price discussions seem to generally prove their opinion, I'd say.

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I smell a troll! :smileysurprised:

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