6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2010 1:21 PM by ajrosen

    And so it begins...

       

      Run for Your Life

        

       

       

      Purchased from kobo @ $9.89 (before coupon) yesterday and it's $14.99 now on kobo.  B&N web site is not updated yet and still shows $9.47

       

       

       

       

       

      Step on a Crack

        

       

       

      Purchased from kobo @ $7.79 (before coupon) yesterday and it's $8.99 now on kobo.  B&N web site is not updated yet and still shows $7.99

       

       

      As I'm writing this, B&N has taken all eBooks down on the site, I guess they are changing over.  Amazon still shows yesterdays prices, they still show the old dates for pre-orders that were windowed when the HC came out, so they are way behind.  The Sony store is totally off line.

       

      The thing that really makes me crazy is that the first book I listed is the first book in this series and the second is, well, the second...  Why would the older book be so much more, it's not like it's out of print.

       

        • Re: And so it begins...
          Rav_Bunneh

          As Tiny Tim would say, "God help us everyone."

          • Re: And so it begins...
            YvonneReviews

            Actually Step on A Crack is the first book in the series.  It was released as a hardcover in 2007.  Run for Your Life was released in hardcover in 2009.  I love James Patterson, so I'm pretty up to date with his books :smileyhappy:

             

             

              • Re: And so it begins...
                sub_rosa

                They have also raised prices on agency model hardcovers so they wouldn't be cheaper than their eBooks - one example that I've been watching for comparison purposes is the new Jodi Picoult book "House Rules" which was $13.99 for a long time on Amazon (the eBook is $14.99 today on B&N, just released) and now the hardcover is $15.95 (on Amazon).  A similar price change occurred with the new Karl Rove book.

                 

                  • Re: And so it begins...
                    keriflur

                     

                    sub_rosa wrote:

                    They have also raised prices on agency model hardcovers so they wouldn't be cheaper than their eBooks - one example that I've been watching for comparison purposes is the new Jodi Picoult book "House Rules" which was $13.99 for a long time on Amazon (the eBook is $14.99 today on B&N, just released) and now the hardcover is $15.95 (on Amazon).  A similar price change occurred with the new Karl Rove book.

                     

                     

                    Now this really gets under my skin.  If I'd known I needed to stock up on pbooks I would have, but no where in any of the press releases did they say they'd be changing the pbook prices.

                     

                • Re: And so it begins...

                   

                   

                   

                  FrogAlum wrote:

                  As I'm writing this, B&N has taken all eBooks down on the site, I guess they are changing over.  Amazon still shows yesterdays prices, they still show the old dates for pre-orders that were windowed when the HC came out, so they are way behind.  The Sony store is totally off line.

                   

                  The thing that really makes me crazy is that the first book I listed is the first book in this series and the second is, well, the second...  Why would the older book be so much more, it's not like it's out of print.

                   

                   

                  Remember that with some publishers, Amazon is under a preexisting contract.  Their pricing may not change right away.  They tend to lock publishers into multiple year commitments

                   

                  • Re: And so it begins...
                    ajrosen

                     

                    FrogAlum wrote:

                     

                    Run for Your Life

                      

                     

                     

                    Purchased from kobo @ $9.89 (before coupon) yesterday and it's $14.99 now on kobo.  B&N web site is not updated yet and still shows $9.47

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    And $9.99 for paperback. A $5 premium for no printing costs or ability to lend, give or donate the book? GRRRRRR. Agency model is one thing, insane pricing is even worse!

                     

                    Edit: MMP isn't out until later this month. It will be interesting to see what/if the price drops to on that day.