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Old 04-09-2010, 08:48 AM   #1
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IAds=free ebooks?

Would you read a free ebook filled with IAds?
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:50 AM   #2
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:08 AM   #3
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:13 AM   #4
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I don't have a problem with paying for books. I pay for food, clothes and a lot of other things. I do have a problem with ads. No, I would not download a book with ads.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:16 AM   #5
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I can always ignore the ads or perhaps write a script to strip them out. So I would definitely read them. I have no problem reading my old wowio PDFs which contain ads.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:47 AM   #6
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I read magazines that have ads, I don't imagine that a book with ads would bother me. I doubt, though, that iAds is going to be in the books. It will be used in the apps.

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Old 04-09-2010, 11:02 AM   #7
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:35 AM   #8
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Maybe, if the ads were limited to the beginning or end of the book.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:45 PM   #9
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Not at all - and if I somehow got one with ads, I'd make a point of NEVER buying/using the advertised products.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:59 PM   #10
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From what I've seen, ads are a hard sale in eBooks. It's too easy to flip by them, and the market is so segmented it's hard to aggregate and monetize. I really think that affordable prices and no ads makes a more compelling solution for everyone.

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Old 04-09-2010, 02:09 PM   #11
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Not at all - and if I somehow got one with ads, I'd make a point of NEVER buying/using the advertised products.
Wow, I thought that I was the only one who did that! If I click on a video in a news article but they make me watch a commercial first, I absolutely make a point to steer clear of that product.
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:30 PM   #12
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Not at all - and if I somehow got one with ads, I'd make a point of NEVER buying/using the advertised products.
I've heard it (cynically) said, that the object of advertisements is not to sell a product to the public, but to sell the need for advertising to a company.

I like to think ads don't affect me, but would corporations really spend all that money if it didn't work?
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:47 PM   #13
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I've heard it (cynically) said, that the object of advertisements is not to sell a product to the public, but to sell the need for advertising to a company.

I like to think ads don't affect me, but would corporations really spend all that money if it didn't work?
I also like to think that ads don't affect me, at least not the way they are intended to. For me, if I see constant commercials for a product or service, it makes me wonder how they can sell me the product/service and "save me hundreds a year on car insurance" (or whatever) when they are spending tens of millions on advertising? In my mind, if you are spending that much on advertising then you are overcharging for your product/service!
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:48 PM   #14
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You're assuming that it'll mean the book's free. Bad assumption.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:30 PM   #15
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The point is moot, since mobile ads will never generate enough revenue to support anything other than the absolute cheapest of books.

The most likely situation is that they'll do the same thing they do with paperbacks -- tack on a few book ads at the beginning or end of a book.
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