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Old 09-10-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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Price drop on HarperCollins ebooks on Amazon?

Titles by this publisher no longer have the notation "price set by publisher" and prices appear to have dropped. Many are priced not at the usual round numbers of $12.99 etc., but rather something like $11.67 or $10.94.

Fingers crossed that this mean what I hope it means

Edit: I just checked one book: American Sniper. It's priced at $10.94 on Amazon and $12.99 on B&N - first time there's been in a price difference from a major publisher in years!

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Old 09-10-2012, 12:14 PM   #2
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BooksOnBoard in the UK have just dropped the price of some of Ray Bradbury's eBooks (HarperCollins) too
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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Nice find! I tried to give you K and I guess I just gave you some.

Here is another: The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial. $9.68 on Kindle, $11.99 on Nook.

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Old 09-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #4
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Titles by this publisher no longer have the notation "price set by publisher" and prices appear to have dropped. Many are priced not at the usual round numbers of $12.99 etc., but rather something like $11.67 or $10.94.

Fingers crossed that this mean what I hope it means

Edit: I just checked one book: American Sniper. It's priced at $10.94 on Amazon and $12.99 on B&N - first time there's been in a price difference from a major publisher in years!
I see Kobo has it for $14.99 Well, this is interesting.

Sony has the $14.99 price and still has the "The price of this eBook was set by HarperCollins" disclaimer. They're going to have to get with the program.

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Old 09-10-2012, 12:59 PM   #5
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Just checked - the Amazon.com pre-order of Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue has dropped to $9.99.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:03 PM   #6
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Just checked - the Amazon.com pre-order of Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue has dropped to $9.99.
Ke-ripes...BoB has it for $8.70. Competition is a wonderful thing.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:07 PM   #7
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Ke-ripes...BoB has it for $8.70. Competition is a wonderful thing.
It's still $14.99 on B&N. Hmmm I wonder where I'll buy it

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Old 09-10-2012, 01:28 PM   #8
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Ke-ripes...BoB has it for $8.70. Competition is a wonderful thing.
So much for "Amazon will undercut everybody."

Shades of 2009, huh?
Back then you could hunt for ebook bargains and it paid to be platform agnostic.
A round of applause for Judge Cote and the DOJ might be in order.
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So much for "Amazon will undercut everybody."
Give them time. I bet the drop the price in a day or two.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:02 PM   #10
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So much for "Amazon will undercut everybody."

Shades of 2009, huh?
Back then you could hunt for ebook bargains and it paid to be platform agnostic.
A round of applause for Judge Cote and the DOJ might be in order.
I love it...this is how it should be. If BoB has a cheaper price, I'll buy from them. Many thnx to Apprentice Alf.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:02 PM   #11
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Not related to HarperCollins, but by the same token, as much as I like using Amazon, I'll always be checking the prices at BooksOnBoard too before I buy.

I'd been wanting to buy the book about German goalkeeper Robert Enke (A life Too Short) for a while but was waiting to see if it'd come down to nearer £5. Kobo, Sony, Waterstones, Google - all £6.49. I nearly bought it from Amazon for £5.64, but I'd remembered someone on here recommending BooksOnBoard so thought I'd check there first.... bought it from them for £4.35.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #12
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I've been doing some random checks on books from HarperCollins and it seems that on 5 of the 6 books I looked at, BoB was cheaper then Amazon.
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Here in the UK, BoB have been cheaper than Amazon on a whole range of (non-Agency) books for quite some time now. Amazon aren't quiet the all-seeing, all-price-matching Behemoth they're made out to be

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Here in the UK, BoB have been cheaper than Amazon on a whole range of (non-Agency) books for quite some time now. Amazon aren't quiet the all-seeing, all-price-matching Behemoth they're made out to be
It's always been the case that a free market with several competing vendors would yield the best value for the consumer...and the cheapest vendor wouldn't necessarily be Amazon. The Price Fix Six are trying to prop up paper book sales.
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American Sniper is WELL worth the lowered asking price!
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