The price of things and the value of things

Posted on April 13, 2012

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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!”

“IT’S THE SAME BOOK!”

And so on…

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

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Posted in: Books, e-books