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Old 08-22-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Sony eBook Store Price Drop?

I've been dismayed by the fact that books for my Sony PRS-505 at the Sony eBookstore were always somewhat (sometimes a lot) higher than Amazon Kindle prices. Last week I went shopping for some Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child, and bought the latest one for about $16, when Amazon had it for the Kindle at $9.99.

Went browsing again today, and was very surprised to notice that all of his books were now $9.99 or less. So I looked at the best seller list, and saw that most of them were $9.99. That didn't used to be the case

This is admittedly a non-scientific sample, but I wonder if this a clue that maybe Sony has decided to get serious about the e-book market, and is is part of a marketing push which includes new models and embracing the ePub format.

If so, it's great news.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:58 PM   #2
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you might want to contact Sony and see about a possible rebate.
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:16 PM   #3
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I believe that Sony announced the price reduction at the same time they announced the 600 and 300.
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:32 AM   #4
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I don't know; Sony's site is the only place in the retail world I've found I can buy William Vollmann's Imperial at $55 US, full list price.
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:01 PM   #5
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Jack Reacher books are like crack. Can't put one down, and as soon as it ends I need another fix! (Sorta on-topic!!)
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:06 PM   #6
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I think the Sony PRS-505s will be discontinued, hence the price drop. It seems stores (even the sony stores) are not restocking the 505s.
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:07 PM   #7
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Are the new priced books in .LRF or the new EPUB format? If they are in LRF, it is still a deal-breaker for me.
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Are the new priced books in .LRF or the new EPUB format? If they are in LRF, it is still a deal-breaker for me.

The one I just bought was .LRX (DRM).
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Jack Reacher books are like crack. Can't put one down, and as soon as it ends I need another fix! (Sorta on-topic!!)
Totally on topic. I only discovered them a couple of months ago, and I like them a lot, but would say it's more like popcorn.
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Are the new priced books in .LRF or the new EPUB format? If they are in LRF, it is still a deal-breaker for me.
They'll all be in ePub later this year.

They announced the price drop a few weeks ago and enacted it almost immediately.
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