Originally Posted by rlauzon
Let me give you a 'for instance' here.
Fictionwise. The new William Gibson novel - Spook Country. $26. Available only in DRMed formats.
Amazon.com. Same book. $16 (in hardcover no less!)
Now, are you going to tell us, in complete honesty, that intelligent, honest people are going to actually pay $10 more to get less?
Because once I've read the paper version, I can re-sell it on Amazon.com and get at least $10 back. You can't do that with the DRMed eBook
Amazon.com will guarantee that the paper book will still be readable in 5 years. Fictionwise can't guarantee that any of those DRMed formats will be around in 5 years.
Simply put, buying that eBook for $26 from Fictionwise tells the publishers and authors only 1 thing: eBook buyers are morons with too much money.
Sony Connect Store.. William Gibson's Spook Country
$20.76. Yes, I know it's more expensive then Amazon.com, but it's cheaper then Fictionwise.
And don't forget if that's all you order from Amazon, you'll get charged $3.99 for shipping. So the price really is $19.99.
BooksOnBoard have this for $19.98. Yes, it's cheaper then Amazon (with shipping by 1 penny).
I was just looking at a different book at BooksOnBoard and the MobiPocket edition is 5 cents more then the MS Reader edition. Why is that?