2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 12, 2010 6:34 AM by jynclr

    Has anyone ordered directly from Harper Collins e-books?

      I've been watching the price to The Jesuit's Guide to (Almost) Everything.  It's been 11.99 at B&N.  I looked at addall tonight and saw that it's $4.79 (list price $5.99) at www.harpercollinsebooks.com.  It's epub, the file size is about the same as the B&N file size, but not the same as Sony, which is epub.

       

      Their site is down for ordering right now (or maybe it's just flat out down).

       

      Anyway, is there any insight or experience here?

        • Re: Has anyone ordered directly from Harper Collins e-books?
          sub_rosa

          I wonder...

           

          Is HarperCollins allowed to compete with B&N, Amazon, Kobo, etc. by selling eBooks from its own site?  If so - should the lawyers for these retailers be fired for not getting a "no compete" clause in the contracts?  Just glancing at a few titles, Game Change, and the books in the Lord of the Rings trilogy are cheaper through HarperCollins than B&N, Amazon, and Kobo.

           

          HC tells the retailers to sell Game Change for $12.99 and not a penny less.  Then they turn around and offer it for $8.79 on their own website?  How is this good for the retailers? 

           

          Maybe the HC site isn't selling eBooks anymore, and they just haven't taken it down, or put up an accurate explanation.  "This site is temporarily closed for maintenance; it is not possible to purchase new titles at this time."

           

          Wow.  If the publishers are going to be allowed under these contracts to undersell the retailers...  Holy smoke.

           

          • Re: Has anyone ordered directly from Harper Collins e-books?

             

            gqb wrote:

            I've been watching the price to The Jesuit's Guide to (Almost) Everything.

             

            I can't answer your original question but I wanted to say thanks for the heads up of this book. I may get it. It sounds interesting. :smileyhappy: