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      • 30. Re: Publishers Stop and Think!

             Well, I'll post this even though hardly anyone will read it since it is so far into this thread.

             Saturday morning our Rabbi was showing us her new Kindle before Torah study. I started talking about the price of e-books and the agency model. You should have seen the eyes glaze over. One man said,"Well it doesn't cost as much to make the book but they still need to pay the authors." Then his eyes glazed over. Granted, it wasn't the right forum to discuss e-book pricing but I think it indicative of the general public and people in general.

            I received my NOOK on 12/24/09. I bought it to find out and be part of the growing e-book market. I was intrigued by the $9.99 pricing of books and the library borrowing option. I was not excited by the lend me option.

            As the pricing of e-books changed I went through several phases. First I was POed at the publishers for raising those prices. But then I realized the anger wasn't because of the price per se but because of the change in price. Nowhere was it stated the prices would stay the same. While I may disagree with pricing by the publishers and think it short sighted it is I the consumer who is in the driver's seat. So....

            I use my NOOK to borrow from the library and download free books or cheap books when I find them. I download Free Friday. Even FF books I'm only vaugely interested in. Hey, I can always delete them later. And, I buy more DTB books because they are cheaper than the e-books.

             I am confident the big publishing houses will go the way of big record companies and at some time in the future e-book prices will have to come down. When that happens I will be there ready to do what I have always done; shop, compare prices and make the best decision for my tastes and wallet.

        • 31. Re: Publishers Stop and Think!

          gobasso wrote:

               Well, I'll post this even though hardly anyone will read it since it is so far into this thread.

               . . . I will be there ready to do what I have always done; shop, compare prices and make the best decision for my tastes and wallet.


           

          No matter how deep into the thread - - - You have expressed God-given Common Sense as well [albeit maybe not as succinctly:smileyhappy:] as anyone else has.

          Ya done good.:smileyhappy:

           

          • 32. Re: Publishers Stop and Think!

            Sardonicus wrote:

            gobasso wrote:

                 Well, I'll post this even though hardly anyone will read it since it is so far into this thread.

                 . . . I will be there ready to do what I have always done; shop, compare prices and make the best decision for my tastes and wallet.


             

            No matter how deep into the thread - - - You have expressed God-given Common Sense as well [albeit maybe not as succinctly:smileyhappy:] as anyone else has.

            Ya done good.:smileyhappy:

             


            Agree. Well said.

            • 33. Re: Publishers Stop and Think!

              JohnP51 wrote:

              Okay, one more time. Instead of whining, don't buy. Too expensive? Don't buy it. Can't lend it? Don't buy it. Carry on.


              That's always been my policy, most are the high priced titles I don't want anyways, I actually because of the high prices been willing to try newer authors epsecially pubit ones that wouldn't had even looked at if the agency model wasn't doing their prices and there's some really good books in the Indie circle.  If I really want a book though, I'll bite the bullet and get it though, price does factor to me but my personal taste also is there too. 

               

              Best example I downloaded this book recently

               

              The Lord of the Rings 

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

              And I am sure you see the almost 20 dollar price.  But in my mind to me Tolkien's trilogy is priceless.

              • 34. Re: Publishers Stop and Think!

                I generally don't pay more than $9.99 for an ebook. The few times I have paid more were for books like computer and cook books which were in the $30 range but were about 2/3 the cost for the ebook.

                 

                I will not purchase an ebook that is more expensive than the physical book. In that case I really don't want to reward the publisher and give them first sale, even with the actual book. I try to get it at the library or the used book store. If I get it at the used book store I set it free on the  book crossing shelf at the dojo when I'm done. :smileywink:

                • 35. Re: Publishers Stop and Think!

                  In the store they are marketing to people who wandered in off the street or got dragged to the bookstore by their parents.

                   

                  With e-books they are marketing to people who just paid $250 for a Nook Color.

                   

                  Did anyone really expect the prices to be lower?

                  • 36. Re: Publishers Stop and Think!
                    RHWright

                    @shadowcat80:

                    I, too, had no problem laying out $18.99 for this edition. 1) As you point out, the trilogy is priceless; 2) You are really getting what is normally marketed as three books all in one. Considering each volume in the trilogy is going for $9.99 in eBook, I'd say this is a bargain.

                    • 37. Re: Publishers Stop and Think!

                       


                      RHWright wrote:

                      @shadowcat80:

                      I, too, had no problem laying out $18.99 for this edition. 1) As you point out, the trilogy is priceless; 2) You are really getting what is normally marketed as three books all in one. Considering each volume in the trilogy is going for $9.99 in eBook, I'd say this is a bargain.


                      That's what I noticed too, but also like Alan has said since getting my nook I have no desire to DTB.  Mainly for two reasons, it hurts my hands, especially on a big book like this book would be in printed form, it would be huge, all three books in one edition printed, but the other reason,. I love enlarging the text.  

                       

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