Supposedly, publishers set their ebook prices to match whatever their latest offering is. If they re-release a book as a new hardcover edition, it doesn't matter that you can buy a paperback for seven bucks. If that new hardcover edition is 20 bucks, then so is the ebook.
Why? Because publishers really don't want you to buy the ebook, is my guess. They wish the whole ebook thing would go away.
And good grief (he hastens to edit) what does the concept of "wholesale" pricing have to do with EBOOKS? Amazon gets a better price because they buy 100,000 copies of an ebook? I guess it costs them more to store all those "extra" ebooks, on a bigger hard drive.
"Volume" discounts? What a crock.
They get a better price because the promise to sell more, or promise NOT to sell it all if they DON'T get a better price.
Last edited by Taylor514ce; 05-21-2008 at 07:35 PM.