11-01-2010 09:48 PM
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.
11-01-2010 11:14 PM
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..
11-02-2010 11:05 AM
Why? Because the Publishers think we are stupid, thats why...
These price discussions seem to generally prove their opinion, I'd say.