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April 12th, 2009

1:51 PM

The 9.99 Kindle Boycott

Thanks to the EREC blog for this.

There are folks on Amazon calling for a boycott of Kindle books that cost over $9.99, a price that they claim do not make sense when the hardcover version of the book is only a few dollars for than the Kindle version.

Seriously, I don't understand why Amazon and those New York Publishers (and self-published authors, but let's not talk about them since we all know what will happen if we even mention them superficially in this blog) believe that people will happily buy up electronic books at prices over $9.99 when the paperback costs less and the hardcover costs just a few dollars more. A high price make sense if we are talking about a technical manual, DIY book, or other non-fiction that people NEED to have. But fiction? Mainstream fiction for mass consumption? I don't think people need those ebooks so badly that they will pay so much when they know that they can wait for the paperback and pay less for something that they can actually hold in their hands.

Anyway, yeah, be smart.

2 comment(s).

Posted by meh:

aw, c'mon, why'd you delete the erotica only review site post? I was just switched from work computer to non so I could check out the links. :(
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:11 AM

Posted by LKCampbell:

I wonder if some of the publishers think that readers are willing to pay any price for their favorite authors books. Maybe in another economy but not this one.
April 13th, 2009 @ 9:59 AM