4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 19, 2011 3:03 PM by Critteranne

    B&N NOOKbook catalogue expansion - 6 months

    Doug_Pardee

      I stumbled across this post from almost exactly 6 months ago giving the number of e-book titles that B&N had listed at various price ranges. I thought it'd be interesting to see what's happened in six months.

       

      Price range6 months agoNowIncrease
      Free956,4011,830,77891%
      $0.01-$9.99157,519284,37980%
      $10.00-$12.9911,48317,25350%
      $13.00-$14.997,93211,13540%
      $15.00-$19.996,4968,63033%
      $20.00 and up
      40,69793,788130%

       

      So overall, there has been a bigger increase in titles at the lower prices than the higher prices. Except for the top bracket, which I won't try to explain because I don't know what the situation was before.

       

      Unrelated: Act now to secure your pre-order from Random House: Moby Dick. Wait, why isn't that price set by Agency Model?

       

        • Re: B&N NOOKbook catalogue expansion - 6 months
          bklvr896

           


          Doug_Pardee wrote:

           

          Unrelated: Act now to secure your pre-order from Random House: Moby Dick. Wait, why isn't that price set by Agency Model?

           


          One can only hope that someone input the decimal point in the wrong place.  I also noticed that the details information is in spanish, but it's difficult to tell if the book is a Spanish version.

           

          • Re: B&N NOOKbook catalogue expansion - 6 months
            My guess (and it is just a guess) is that the top bracket was influenced by more technical books having electronic versions, as well as bundles.
              • Re: B&N NOOKbook catalogue expansion - 6 months

                 


                Unburnt wrote:
                My guess (and it is just a guess) is that the top bracket was influenced by more technical books having electronic versions, as well as bundles.

                 

                  If you click on the hyper link price in Doug's list you will see that you are indeed correct.

                 

                I was surprised at the number of bundles available considering the number of complaining posts about not enough bundles out there.

              • Re: B&N NOOKbook catalogue expansion - 6 months
                Critteranne

                Dang, Concrete under Severe Conditions 2 sounds really interesting, even at $1,050, but I'm not buying it because I haven't read Concrete under Severe Conditions 1 yet. I know I'd miss something in the plot... :smileywink:

                 

                I can understand the textbooks with those prices. I checked Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures on Amazon, and the paper copy is over $2700 even with a 27% discount. What I can't understand is the 268-page the PubIt book that's $995. It's also available for $9.95, so clearly it's a typo, but why not remove the whoopsie version? Does she hope that someone will accidentally buy it for $995? :smileywink:

                 

                That Moby Dick, though... What?! For that price, it should come with a golden harpoon. Heck, for that price, they should reanimate Melville and make him shamble to my house and tell whale stories.