Originally Posted by zelda_pinwheel
i am just dreaming of the day some publisher finally decides to adopt the "give the razor away for free to sell the blades" model with ebooks.
How would you react to the alternative model where you pay for the device, and for the life of the device you get free content?
Originally Posted by Format C:
A publisher who sells digital goods with a "per copy" pricing model is a loser.
He needs a law to force the market to adapt to his business model - and he has got it -, but he can't last long. Sooner or later he'll collapse.
It's not a matter of price. A digital copy is nothing, and you can't get money for nothing for a long time.
If a publisher cannot charge anything, why would provide any goods?
Alternatively are you saying you would be happy with the sort of model that some music devices are supposed to be (or about to) support: a "flat fee" per month which gives you unlimited access to everything (that they've got the rights to make available)?