Originally Posted by SensualPoet
I sympathise with the publishers this far: what they are making -- books -- have an intrinsic value. People want to read the latest thriller, or Giller prize winner, or best seller because of the content. That (identical) content has value in whatever form it makes it into the consumer's hand. So, why should they sell one version vastly cheaper than another?
Because *we think that the cost should be lower since *we're not paying for the "services" of printing the words/images on paper, binding it together, packaging, shipping, etc... The idea that the content is where the value is gets lost when *we think about the cost of the ebook vs the physical copy.
*Generalization of those who rant about how high ebook prices are in comparison to physical copies - this isn't indicative of MY thoughts on the subject
And... Secondly - Good post.