Originally Posted by scrapking
Given how long it takes to read a book, it's tremendous value. Compare what books cost per hour of reading, vs. what other forms of entertainment (eg. movies) cost per hour of entertainment.
Pay as high as $6 for? I think nothing of paying $15 for a book I want. If I want it, I buy it, and the price doesn't really matter. For example, I bought this: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Steal...IOQ/page1.html
(Full disclosure, it's non-agency and I had a generous coupon code to use, but it still cost waaaaay more than $6.
I'll be reading a typical book for, what, a dozen hours? Maybe more? Dirt cheap, per hour, compared to most other forms of entertainment at almost any price.
It might work out at good value, but I never need anything so urgently that I can't wait. I'd been trained to wait for the paperback long before there were ebooks.