Sunday, March 25, 2012

Kindle pricing

I don't understand why some authors/publishers choose to list their books for full price in the Kindle format. Are there really that many readers willing to pay another $8 for something they've already got sitting on the bookshelf? The author I was looking at today is Anne McCaffrey. Books that have been available for 25, 30 or more years and can be found used for a penny can't be that tempting to the masses just for the convenience of an ebook. Oddly, I think they would find quite a few willing to spend $3 or $4 and the profits from that would be significant.

Today, though, I'll be pulling my old copy off the shelf to reread.


Thomas Greenwalt said...

The authors don't have any real say. It is pretty much all the publishers making the pricing decisions. Which is why the publishers along with Apple are under investigation for price fixing.

Tanya Walton said...

I have a knidle and I do love it for it's simplicity and it's light weight when travelling. However I'm with you on the book pricing. I have downloaded a lot of free books which I have really enjoyed but I have never paid full price for something that I can't pass around friends and family. I suppose if it were a specific book that I would need on the move then for the ease of this I may consider paying full price but certainly not for a novel!!