|10-25-2012, 04:31 PM||#151|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Device: Kindle Keyboard, Kindle NT, Kindle HDX, Nook HD+
Bit of a fine line there. The average paperback price now is $9 and I don't have a problem paying that. I can hold out for fiction until there is a sale. Its non-fiction that is usually over $10 and stays that way. For instance, a book on diabetes solutions - over $10 and will likely stay that way. It's annoying since I can't resell the book after I'm done. However, I was able to share it with other family members (I loan out my 6" kindle), so it has been read by 3 or 4 others already.
|10-26-2012, 04:33 PM||#152|
Join Date: May 2007
Device: iRex iLiad, DR800SG
|10-26-2012, 05:31 PM||#153|
The Grand Mouse
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: NOOK ST GlowLight
|10-27-2012, 06:37 AM||#154|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Device: Droid Bionic, 1st Gen Kindle Fire. All Sony's Retired
Never have, never will.
|10-29-2012, 07:22 PM||#155|
ἄρκτος ὁ Μέγας
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Western New York State
Device: Onyx Boox 60
Everyone has a reason; everyone spends for value received. I am not going to argue against people who need/want an e-book "hot off the press" and will pay whatever the asking price may be.
I'm not so impatient. My next breath --YEP! That I want NOW!! A book or a movie or anything less crucial to survival: I can afford to exercise my purchasing power strategically.
The market dynamics: as has been ably pointed out in previous posts, publishers will charge whatever they can, and will deliver whatever level of slip-shod production they can get away with.
I used to work in the printing industry. Yes, technology has changed since then. But in producing a physical, printed product there are --and will always be-- physical constraints that mean fixed production costs, to some extent. There is simply no comparison between the huge costs in making printing plates, buying paper and ink, running the presses. . . then binding the books, shipping them out of the plant, warehousing them, and then shipping them out again (either to retail outlets or to internet customers) -- versus digital reproduction!
In economic terms, sellers and buyers have a conflict of interest, as well as a common interest. The common interest is distributing a product to folks who want it. The conflict is the price. I'm not doing myself any favour by encouraging sellers to believe they can continue to price-gouge me on ebooks, so that they can make a higher profit margin than they do on their standard (printed) product.
|10-29-2012, 07:36 PM||#156|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Sony 350, K3-3G, K4SO, KPW
Well, I've purchased a couple of eARCS from Baen, when I could have waited a couple months longer and got the hardback for more, or the final e-version for much less, but it was worth it to me to get Captain Vorpatril's Alliance and Dragon Ship early. But I think eARCS are a special situation.
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