Gabrieldj: I just sent this query to Waterstone's before I joined this group and read your eloquent letter:
"I received your email of recommended ebooks, and clicked on the Orange Prize Longlist. I was getting ready to put the “Wolf Hall” ebook in my shopping basket at £4.59, only to realise that this was the paperback version, and the electronic version was actually more expensive (£5.92)! How can this be?? No printing costs, no distribution, no delivery, no physical storage – why would you ever charge more for the electronic version than the print version?
What’s going on? How can you possibly defend this pricing? I buy lots of ebooks, but it won’t be from Waterstone’s if this is how you treat your ebook customers. Please tell me it’s a typo….."