Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > General Discussions

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-09-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
luqmaninbmore
Da'i
luqmaninbmore ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.luqmaninbmore ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.luqmaninbmore ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.luqmaninbmore ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.luqmaninbmore ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.luqmaninbmore ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.luqmaninbmore ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.luqmaninbmore ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.luqmaninbmore ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.luqmaninbmore ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.luqmaninbmore ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
luqmaninbmore's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,143
Karma: 1217499
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baltimore
Device: Toshiba Thrive, Kobo Touch, Kindle 1, Aluratek Libre, T-Mobile Comet
My Email to Orbit Books about Ebooks price higher than Paperbacks

"Greetings,

I must say that I am a fan of the works published by your group. The 1$ ebook was a stroke of genius and has certainly spurred me to read the other books in the series you publish. I have one complaint, however. Having finished reading the Electric Church by Jeff Somers, I wanted to purchase its sequel, the Digital Plague. I was shocked to fine that it would be cheaper for me to by the mass market paper back at full price with no discounts than it would be to buy the ebook edition. There is no need to price the ebook version of a work at $8.99 when you are selling the mass market paperback at $7.99. While I understand that there is a certain premium in getting the work immediately, before the MMP is issued, once the latter occurs, the ebook price needs to come down. I am not the only one who will not purchase an ebook that priced higher than the retail price of the lowest cost paper book. Is there any reason your group is alienating its customer base by not setting the ebook price against the cheapest retail paper back price? How is an ebook version, encumbered by DRM that prevents me from lending or reselling it, offering an extra dollar in value over the MMP? I eagerly await your response."

Does anyone think I'll get a reply? I know I'll most likely check out the digital plague from the library (I might buy it if I get a good coupon from borders or B and N).



Luqman
luqmaninbmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how much have you saved ebooks paperbacks lost66615 General Discussions 22 10-08-2010 05:47 PM
Has anyone noticed the Sony store has agency books priced higher? elpheaba General Discussions 16 04-28-2010 05:18 PM
Why Are Ebooks Prices Ever Higher Than The Pbooks Guns4Hire News 16 01-29-2010 09:05 PM
Why are people selling the Kindle for higher than Amazon's price on ebay? palex481 Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 13 03-16-2009 10:41 PM
Marketing FAIL - Orbit and Banks' books RWJ News 12 03-10-2009 06:48 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:00 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.