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Old 12-07-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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Simon & Schuster Possibly Ended Agency

I'm seeing a lot of price movements today. And Amazon has moved the Kindle price over to "Amazon Price."

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http://www.amazon.com/The-Last-Man-e...ital+sales+inc
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:05 AM   #2
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That one is 19.04 here where price fixing is ok.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:12 AM   #3
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I'm seeing a lot of price movements today. And Amazon has moved the Kindle price over to "Amazon Price."

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http://www.amazon.com/The-Last-Man-e...ital+sales+inc
$11.99, think that is the same as before.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:30 AM   #4
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I'm seeing a lot of price movements today. And Amazon has moved the Kindle price over to "Amazon Price."
Looks like they've changed their mind again. It now says "Kindle Price" and "Sold by Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc." But "price set by publisher" is gone.

I've seen minor price movements in some S&S books. Some books originally priced at $11.99 have dropped to $10.93.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:01 PM   #5
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I got a bunch of price change emails last night and today as well. The same books will go down by 50c -1$, then back up again. It almost looks as if they are trying to figure out the best price point.


This book has been going up and down and up and down again like a Yoyo!

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Old 12-09-2012, 03:35 PM   #6
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Back when I first started ereading, there were (mostly) only two options: Romance and Star Trek (pubbed by S&S). Agency priced me out of all Trek save New Frontier. Might be time to start tracking some of them again.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:29 AM   #7
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Don't care about agency pricing, still need to match my guidelines in order to sell to me. $12 is too much, I am willing to pay as much as $8 and no more. I read probably 80 books a year and an additional $4 per book equals an additional $320 a year, no exactly pocket change.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:50 AM   #8
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I'm showing a "sold" by Simon & Schuster for The Great Gatsby on B&N, but with a non-agency style discounted price. Go figure. Maybe I should snatch it up now before they change their mind?
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:01 AM   #9
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I'm showing a "sold" by Simon & Schuster for The Great Gatsby on B&N, but with a non-agency style discounted price. Go figure. Maybe I should snatch it up now before they change their mind?
Get a box of tissues before you start reading. It's a very depressing book. It seems to be the cheapest ePub version, too.

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:10 AM   #10
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The Great Gatsby is also free on Feedbooks! (and probably everywhere else)Why pay for a public domain novel?
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #11
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Gatsby is not public domain in the US.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:22 PM   #12
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Gatsby is not public domain in the US.
According to Wikipedia:

Publication date: April 10, 1925

Should be. I wouldn't cry too much if somebody "stole" a copy.

This is nuts... the author has been dead longer than many of us have been alive and even his children have probably already either passed or will soon.
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For the US it was copyrighted 10 April 1925 and the copyright was renewed 23 March 1953. Making it under copyright until January 2021.
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It is apparently public domain here in Canada.
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It is apparently public domain here in Canada.
Should be in both Canada and Australia IIRC.
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