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riffrafff
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Oh yeah I know were I was going with that... The Pub Cos are trying to take this new medium and turn it into more personel profit.  Yeah Thats it.  :smileywink:

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phoneboy I agree with you. Corporations are all about the quick money now and tend not to think about the future. Publishers are struggling to deal with the new reality and mucking it up big time - it's not that complicated. Well the phoenix rises out of the ashes so we'll see what happens in the next year or so.

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Deemure: so, so sorry to hear about your cat. I have 6 cats, and two of them are sisters and almost 16 years old. They are not doing very well. Best wishes to you and your cat.
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I've forgotten which law states this, but somewhere I heard that the price of an item should go down by an order of magnitude when the technology significantly evolves (similar the Moore's Law in the computer industry.) If this is to hold true, then in the end game of digital publishing, books will be $2.99 or so. 

 

This did not hold true for the music industry as digital albums are still the same price as CDs.  HOWEVER, most people do not buy full albums anymore.  They spend $.99 on just the tracks they want from particular artists which is less than 10% of the cost of the album.  Maybe we will see something similar in the epub industry.  Food for thought...

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k2nax wrote:

I've forgotten which law states this, but somewhere I heard that the price of an item should go down by an order of magnitude when the technology significantly evolves (similar the Moore's Law in the computer industry.) If this is to hold true, then in the end game of digital publishing, books will be $2.99 or so. 

 

This did not hold true for the music industry as digital albums are still the same price as CDs.  HOWEVER, most people do not buy full albums anymore.  They spend $.99 on just the tracks they want from particular artists which is less than 10% of the cost of the album.  Maybe we will see something similar in the epub industry.  Food for thought...


Back when CDs 1st came out Me and a couple buddies tried to get the record companies to allow us to make custom CDs. We even offered a premium on the individual license cause we believed people would pay a bit more for a CD with all the songs THEY liked. I never had more doors slammed in my face. (fights wit the EX excluded :smileywink: )

 

 

Now Its the norm... Short sighted boneheads   :smileyvery-happy:

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philoso4 wrote:

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