Originally Posted by geertm
Amazon has caved in to the publishers:
According to the information in the Amazon UK forum a lot of books have become 50% to 100% more expensive, and a lot of books are now more expensive than the paperback (or sometimes even the hardback) version.
Publishers can set really silly prices. Look at this Stephen King novel
Hardback (2008): RRP £18.99, Amazon: £8.99
Paperback (2009): RRP £7.99, Amazon: £4.99
Audio Download (2008): RRP £29.14, Amazon: £15.29
Ebook (2008): £17.99 "This price was set by the publisher"
They obviously set the price in 2008 and didn't reduce it when the paperback came out.
Sigh.... well, with a 400+ TBR pile, I can wait out the silliness.