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Amazon's $9.99 eBook Attacked as "Predatory Pricing"

A few news snippets from MediaBistro's eBook Summit. More publishers bashing Amazon, with profitability for publishers being threatened. Plus, adverts may be coming to an eBook near you.

Amazon's $9.99 eBook Price Point Attacked as "Predatory Pricing" From: mediabistro.com (blog)
Quote:
Bob Livolski, founder, Books on Board:
"It's an attack on literature so Amazon can control the industry."
@ eBook Summit: Advertising Is Coming To E-Books From: paidContent.org
Quote:
- the $9.99 standard price for a digitized title—as established by the space’s leader, Amazon —is not enough to support content creation and distribution.
Quote:
Fuchsberg, the president of Skiff:
“If e-books are where more consumers are spending their time, ads will inevitably follow."
Growing e-book industry discusses challenges at MediaBistro event From: DM News - Dianna Dilworth
Quote:
To address this issue, Amazon has tried to push consumer adoption by setting the industry's competitive price point for e-books at $9.99 each. But publishers are concerned that this cost is not profitable and runs the risk of hurting the choice of books that will be able to be published.

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