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Old 12-17-2010, 10:53 AM   #24
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these are the same publishers that make you pay separately if you want a second format of your ebook. in fact, if you want 4 formats, the big publishers will make you buy each one without even offering a discount.

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I think the publisher would go along with it. They are going to make more money and don't have to relax the restrictions on their digital license in any way.

As I explained they would not be losing money because nobody is going to buy the book twice under normal pricing. Getting people to pay more for the same book is a good idea.
most of the big publishers seem to be completely irrational. when you have lots of time, go visit the news section of this site. publishers don't grasp e-reading, and they seem to go out of their way to make it difficult, too expensive and annoying whenever possible

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You are telling me the publishers are irrational and will make decisions that make themselves less profit on a sale. I do not know these companies, but I find that hard to believe.

You must realize that selling an e-license for full price is much less than a print copy plus say 2 dollars for an e-license. It would be irrational and self destructive to their bottom line profit to not offer a bundle option with the sales model I mentioned. If the are greedy and want money, they will do what I suggested. If they want less money or ate really as stupid as you claim then maybe they won't, bug I doubt that. I think they just need to be given the idea by the retailer and authors.
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