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Old 03-31-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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WSJ: Amazon Strikes Two Book-Pricing Deals

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The new pricing model mirrors deals the two publishers struck with Apple for the iPad earlier this year. Under what is called the "agency model," some new best sellers will be priced at $9.99, but most will be priced at $12.99 to $14.99. Many older titles will be priced at less than $9.99.


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000..._LEFTWhatsNews

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Old 03-31-2010, 07:36 PM   #2
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:38 PM   #3
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I was very disappointed when I saw a number of e-books listed at above $9.99 in the iPad bookstore.

I really was hoping Apple would put pressure on publishers to achieve low price points, but obviously not. So at this point we have Amazon and a small number of independent stores pushing low prices, and everyone else seems to be towing the publishers line.

I'm sorry, I am not paying $10+ for an electronic book which I can't re-sell or lend like a paper book and which has DRM which restricts which of my devices I can read it on (DRM which turns my 'owned' book into a 'leased' book which the publisher can remove from my device at any point). It's a joke.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:42 PM   #4
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A bigger issue in my mind is paying 7.99 for an e-book when the paperback is also 7.99. I didnt spend 300.00 to pay the same price as a paperback. I'm beginning to reconsider my kindle purchase.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:55 AM   #5
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Doesn't work that way. You have to search Google for the article title and follow the link from Google.com.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:26 PM   #7
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Try this link....

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Old 04-01-2010, 02:52 PM   #8
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:55 PM   #9
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Go to google and put in "Amazon Strikes Two Book-Pricing Deals" then find the link near the top and click. It works from there.
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:00 PM   #10
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Or I could just find an accurate story (they've signed three) which dosn't try and paywall me. Hmm!
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:28 PM   #11
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I wrote about this on my blog awhile back. I still think this is going to blow up in the publishes face.

http://www.csdaley.com/2010/01/amazon-slap-down.html

http://www.csdaley.com/2010/01/book-...goes-boom.html
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