Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Ebook Gripe

I have a Nook and I love it. What I don't love are the prices that most booksellers charge for a download. I'll use Harlequin as an example.

A Presents novel retails for $4.75 and with discounts either at the site or at a bookseller or other store, they usually run about $3.80.

What is the ebook price?

$3.40

The list price on the ebook is $4.20

Seriously?

The paper etc only costs 50 cents?

That just feels so very wrong to me. There's a bigger difference in the price of a CD download than a book.

Does this make sense to any of you?

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

Yes, I know. I have YET to buy an e-book. Most I have read on my new sony e-reader are with for review or off Net Galley which are for review too. Definitely check out NetGalley if you haven't. You can always try and find an e-book company to use for book reviews. I too just can't see paying only a small differance for an e-book to a book.

Nikki-ann said...

I don't know if it's the same over there, but here in UK there isn't VAT (tax) on paper books, but there is on digital downloads and an e-book is a digital download. Annoying, but that's the reason for it over here.

 
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