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      • 30. Re: Jodi Picoult titles

         

         

         

        lorabele wrote:

        I thought we could read everything EXCEPT Kindle books.  Can we side load those as documents?

         

        No, you can't.  The only thing Kindle books can be read on are a Kindle or one of it's applications for PC, Mac, BB, or iPhone/Touch.

         

        • 31. Re: Book Prices AGAIN!

           

          lorabele wrote:

          So frustrating.  Jodi Picoult books, as of 5 minutes ago:

           

          The Pact

          B&N $10.99

          Amazon $4.79

           

          Harvesting the Heart

          B&N $12.99

          Amazon $9.75

           

          Keeping Faith

          B&N $9.99

          Amazon $7.99

           

          Now, in their defense, B&N has a few books that Amazon does not, but all that they have that Aamazon doesn't are well above the $9.99 range.  So does Amazon refuse to carry them if the publisher demands a higher price, same as ITunes does for music?

           

          And Doug was correct, AMZ caught up today on The Pact and Keeping Faith, Harvesting the Heart is still cheaper as it's the Penguin book.

           

          • 32. Re: Book Prices AGAIN!

            Well I guess  B&N looks to make a fortune on the few who want Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged and Fountain Head eBooks both are $27 dollars while over at Amazon the Kindles version are 9.99 and 5.99 respectively.

            • 33. Re: Book Prices AGAIN!

               

              03FLHT2 wrote:

              Well I guess  B&N looks to make a fortune on the few who want Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged and Fountain Head eBooks both are $27 dollars while over at Amazon the Kindles version are 9.99 and 5.99 respectively.

               

              It's not BN, the books are published by Dutton, a division of Penguin, so the publisher set the price.  See earlier posts in this thread about Penguin and Amazon.

               

              • 34. Re: Book Prices AGAIN!

                You have to actually sell books to make a fortune - and I doubt anyone is dropping 27 and some change for those books.  Anyone who does should be immediately arrested and subjected to a mental evaluation.

                 

                I'm really impressed with the stability and uniformity that the agency model has brought to the eBook market so far.

                 

                • 35. Re: Book Prices AGAIN!

                  No what they are doing is exploiting the market right now with those two.  I heard an interview on Imus the other day with the publisher or someone involved with Ayn Ryand estate only caught last part put they have sold over 500,000 this year of Atlas Shrugged this year or something close to that with the way the Country is going.   From what I understood a lot of people are picking that up.

                  • 36. Re: Book Prices AGAIN!

                    With increased interest in Rand's work, whether well-placed or not, you'd think they'd price it to sell rather than so high that nobody's likely to pay for it.  You can get both books in print format for half of what one of the eBooks costs.

                     

                    • 37. Re: Book Prices AGAIN!

                      I too added some  books to my eBook wish list when at my local Barnes & Noble the other day.  The prices went up from $3 to $6 and one book I was really looking forward to went completely unavailable.  I love my Nook, but if the price of the eBook is so close to the price of the physical book, I will be turning my Nook off.  My husband was hoping to avoid building more bookshelves (I already own over 600 books.)  when he bought the Nook.  This is really discouraging. We decided to buy the Nook because the prices looked reasonable.  Now that you have sold tons of them, you raise the prices. What gives?

                      • 38. Re: Book Prices AGAIN!

                         

                        EclecticReaderAL wrote:

                        I too added some  books to my eBook wish list when at my local Barnes & Noble the other day.  The prices went up from $3 to $6 and one book I was really looking forward to went completely unavailable.  I love my Nook, but if the price of the eBook is so close to the price of the physical book, I will be turning my Nook off.  My husband was hoping to avoid building more bookshelves (I already own over 600 books.)  when he bought the Nook.  This is really discouraging. We decided to buy the Nook because the prices looked reasonable.  Now that you have sold tons of them, you raise the prices. What gives?

                         

                        B&N didn't raise the prices.  Some of the publishers did.  If you do a search for "Agency Model" you will find a bunch of threads discussing the actions of some publishers that have caused this.

                         

                        • 39. Amazon and HarperCollins giveaway: mistake?
                          Doug_Pardee

                          TeleRead is reporting that over the weekend, 21 HarperCollins e-books were priced at "free" on Amazon, and only on Amazon.

                           

                          The author of the article at TeleRead seems to think it was deliberate, but other indications suggest that it was a mistake. The e-books in question have been pulled from sale at Amazon.

                           

                          If the give-away were deliberate, that presumably would be a violation of either Amazon's contract with HarperCollins or of HarperCollins' contract with Apple. Apple's reported contracts with the 'Agency 5' do not permit e-books that Apple sells to be sold elsewhere for less.

                          • 40. Re: Amazon and HarperCollins giveaway: mistake?

                            It looked like an Amazon/Haper Colling free for all on the Inkmesh twitter yesterday.

                            • 41. Re: Book Prices AGAIN!

                              I have been going back and forth with B&N customer service ever since the recent change in pricing.  Here is what they first told me

                              • "Because our eBook prices are deeply discounted from the Publisher?s List Price, the Barnes & Noble Member's discount is not available on the purchase of digital content (including but not limited to digital books, magazines, and periodicals); certain digital devices; downloadable Audiobooks in MP3 or any other format."

                              I questioned the "deeply discounted" part of that statement since the prices changed and there are only a 'few' discounts now and they definitely are not deep.  This was their response,

                               

                              • "The list price is not always the price of the hardback or paperback book copy. The list price is actually what the price of the eBook itself is before any web discounts are applied. The eBook price is the official price that we are selling the book for after we apply our web discounts to the product. This price may fluctuate up and down depending on sales of the book. Prices on certain content can change from day to day."

                              What I am confused on, is initially they state they don't give the member discount to B&N members on eBooks because it is already 'deeply discounted', but then they explain that the books are listed at the price that the publisher is setting (with no discount).  Granted there are some that are discounted (there were ALOT more prior to this past weekend), but I actually looked up quit a few books at the publisher sites and found that there is no 'deep discount' let alone those books with NO discount.  SO WHY again is there no member discounting on eBooks?

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