|02-23-2011, 12:45 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Kindle 3 Wi-Fi
What is your most expensive ebook?
Namely, the most that you've ever paid for an ebook? (above $15, let's say)
And if you've paid a LOT for an ebook - why?
My most expensive ebook to date is Badger by naturalist Tim Roper. It's a natural history of the Eurasian badger Meles meles, and incorporates some fascinating recent research on badger characteristics and behaviour.
It costs a whopping (to me) $32.85 on Amazon.com. It's also available to Britons for roughly the same amount, £19.99 on Amazon.co.uk.
Why did I buy it? I love the British badger, it's my favourite animal, and I also love natural history
|02-23-2011, 04:55 AM||#3|
monkey on the fringe
Join Date: May 2010
Device: K4S, FireHD7.1, Nexus7.2, Nexus4, ClipZip
Ahoy matey; I have hundreds of ebooks and never paid for any of them.
|02-23-2011, 07:50 AM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hufflepuff, #15 Pivet Drive
Device: Kindle 5 Paperwhite
99.9% of mine are $8, trying to figure out how to get them for less then that. There is an odd ball ocasionally at $10.
|02-23-2011, 08:03 AM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Device: HTC Flyer; BBMini; Sony PRS650; Onyx Boox T68
Wouddn't know. Probably some $20 or so. If I want a book and that book is for sale, I'll buy that book.
Oh, beside posting what was the highest price, also post the price of an average pbook, which is around $20 here...
|02-23-2011, 09:55 AM||#8|
Literacy = Understanding
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The World of Books
Device: Sony PRS-950, Nook Tablet
$29.99 for Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years. I had bought the book in hardcover when it was released, but it was so thick (1200 pages) that it continued to sit in my to-be-read pile. I finally decided to buy it electronically in hopes that I would actually muddle through the book. I've started it, but it isn't an easy read, so I'm glad I bought the duplicate ebook version as it is easier to read it in ebook form a few pagesw at a time.
|02-23-2011, 10:05 AM||#9|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Somewhere in the USA
Device: Kindle1, Kindle DX Graphite, K3 3G, IPad 3, PW2
I have paid $15 for four books on the day that they were released. Why? Because I wanted to read them on the day that they were released.
|02-23-2011, 10:54 AM||#10|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: a Canadian expat in Taiwan
Device: Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 with Moon+ Reader app
I paid somewhere around 17USD for The Mission Song by John le Carré and about the same for Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo back when they first came out . However, that wasn't so bad because Fictionwise was having a 100% micropay rebate. Both were very good books, too.
|02-23-2011, 11:06 AM||#11|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bristol, England
Device: PRS-T1, 1825PT, Galaxy Tab, One X, TF700T, Aura HD, Nexus 7
£20 for Lord of the Rings. Love the book, besides the UK isn't as cheap as the US so expect to pay for a few books above what I'd like, and the book's worth it..
|02-23-2011, 11:11 AM||#12|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Montreuil sous bois, France
Device: iPad Air, iPhone 4S
I have paid 15€ (about $20) for a French e-book. That's a pretty standard price, which explains why I mostly buy e-books in English
I also paid £9 ($15) for the Penguin edition of Ulysses, which turned out to be so full of OCR errors that I read the free MR version instead.
I hate European prices.
Last edited by FlorenceArt; 02-23-2011 at 01:53 PM. Reason: typos
|02-23-2011, 11:18 AM||#13|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Western New York state (USA)
Device: Kindle PW & Kindle app (iPad 3 & iPhone 5)
If it counts - I paid about $140 USD for a textbook. It is for my law class and I needed it to enlarge the font. The one in the pbook was so tiny!
Not going to make it a habit, because I prefer to re-sell my textbooks. But, my old eyes are sure happier (and, I got to use the book over two semesters...).
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