Originally Posted by Crowl
it simply hasn't seen as much cutthroat price-cutting as the paper version thats all.
You make it sound as if paper version was reduced in price for unknown malicious reason to be sold at loss out of publishers and writer pockets. Maybe they were just generous and wanted us to have paper version at loss for themselves but give us a chance to read the book!?! What do you think? Does it sound plausible?
Whoever was selling the book at £4.99 was making profit, ebook is much cheaper to produce than paper, thus is could be reduced even more in price and still be a profitable sale.