Originally Posted by pilotbob
There are razors in ebooks?
yes : be very careful how you manipulate them.
Originally Posted by kazbates
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.
it does seem that way, and to some extent i think you may be right (it's a new media more than a new technology, but still, they're just feeling their way trying to figure out how to set it up) the problem is the same costs don't really apply, and the fabrication costs are virtually nil after the initial creation cost (which is fixed) so it's pretty abusive of them to charge such high prices. they're not engraved on gold chips, criminy !