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Old 10-07-2012, 02:35 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by spindlegirl View Post
I wouldn't. There is more value in a 'real book' than in a drm-locked e-book (in my personal opinion). I would pay close to a physical book cost if the SELLER sold it pre-de-DRMED.

I get more of a sense of ownership with the physical book because I get total jurisdiction over what happens to it released into my hands.

I often see hardcover books that are cheaper than some e-books. People can justify the costs all they want with fancy wording, but I never will be duped.
Yes ... an ebook purchase buys you only a fairly limited license to personally use a book (you are even not allowed to remove DRM for strictly personal use on multiple devices) whereas you own a physical book once you bought it and can gift or resell it if you want to.
From the perspective of 'ownership' a purchased ebook is thus more or less equivalent to a physical book loaned from a library.
I assume few people would pay more than the purchase price to loan a physical book.

I also don't buy the argument that distribution and production costs for ebooks are not significantly cheaper that for physical books.
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