The price of things and the value of things

Posted on April 13, 2012


In the light of the US Department Of Justice inquiry into the attempt by the Big Six publishers over there to establish (or ‘fix’) prices for e-books at a nominally substantial level, I think it’s worth pointing out that they’re not just doing so because they’re greedy. This article explains how e-books are priced, and why it’s important that publishers keep the perceived value of books at a level that sustains the industry.

So, let’s have no more of this:

“What? A tenner for an e-book?”

“A tenner for a book. That’s what you’d pay for a paper copy.”

“Exactly! But this just an e-book!”


And so on…

Can’t we just go back to the Net Book Agreement?

Posted in: Books, e-books