What I'd like to know is why publishers think they can charge hardcover prices for an ebook for years after the softcover version of the paper book is released?
I bought leased licensed a couple dozen ebooks for summer but even with 25% off/back I'm pretty sure I got ripped off compared to buying paper versions. Especially when you factor in the overhead for the reading device. I've got about 100 legally licensed Mobipocket DRM titles on my iLiad so that's about $8 each for the device overhead.
For your typical $7 trade paper back that's a 114% premium on the list price for the paper version. But I seriously doubt most folks have that many, meaning your average owner is paying more than an $8 premium per license.
With economics like that is it any wonder ebooks are off to a slow start?