Originally Posted by JSWolf
We understand why HC cost more then the MMPB. But that model fails when applied to eBooks. And eBook in a given format is still the same regardless of what versions are printed in paper. So why not just price it at the final end price and be done with it? The eBook is not going to change it's container.
It almost seems as if they are taking their pricing model from technology companies where the initial costs of a new type of technology reflect the R&D costs. A new book hits the market - price it high. Once the market has been saturated and publishing costs are recouped - price it low.