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Old 02-26-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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2 more Kindle 2 stories: USA Today and PC World

USA Today's Ed Baig review, and a PC World story on Cost-Justifying the Kindle 2.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:09 PM   #2
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In the second article, his math is bad. How can $16 be the average of paperbacks in bestsellers?

Also, I think it's funny he thinks and avid reader buys two books a month.
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Of course avid readers only read 2 books a month... I find it doubtful that this person reads books terribly often. Though it would be interesting to find out what the people on this forum think is a an avid reader. I would say someone who reads more than 2 books a week? Someone whose librarian knows their first name?

$16 a book? Maybe he is talking about trade paperbacks? Which do tend to be more expensive than a regular pback. Or maybe he only reads technical manuals which are more spendy.

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Of course avid readers only read 2 books a month... I find it doubtful that this person reads books terribly often. Though it would be interesting to find out what the people on this forum think is a an avid reader. I would say someone who reads more than 2 books a week? Someone whose librarian knows their first name?

$16 a book? Maybe he is talking about trade paperbacks? Which do tend to be more expensive than a regular pback. Or maybe he only reads technical manuals which are more spendy.

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Even for trade paperbacks a $16 average is pretty hefty. But technical, yes that would be about right.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:35 PM   #5
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I just did a quick search of Amazon (UK) and the hardbacks come out at around £10 - 15 (roughly) which equates to around $14 - 17. A lot of them are reduced from RRP at £19 or thereabouts ($27) I checked the same books on Amazon.com and they're roughly the same price.

Maybe he's onto something with the $16 average.
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