Originally Posted by Catlady
While the notion that every pirated download equals a lost sale is silly, I think it's a lot less silly to think that an e-book sale in most cases means a lost paper copy sale.
Consumers seem to expect e-books to be priced comparable to paperbacks, but to be available when hardbacks are issued--which means the publishers are in a position of undercutting their own hardback sales of new books.
Except for folks like me. I no longer have room for books on paper. So it's ebook or nothing. And I won't pay hardcover prices for ebooks.