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Old 04-16-2010, 12:19 PM   #16
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I cant believe that publisher only has 2% of the vote. I haven't bought a single book, even ones less than $9.99 from any of the agency 5. I refuse to give them a single cent.
I personally have no problems with agency pricing.

Publishers are free to charge whatever they want for their products. I'll buy e-books priced at a level I think is reasonable and not buy ones that cost more than I'm willing to pay for the particular book.

Tons and tons and tons more books I'm interested in than I'll ever have time to read in my lifetime (especially with reading not being in my top 3 or 4 hobbies) so no skin off my nose if some books are priced more than I'm willing to pay.

In short, I have no problem with people who hate agency pricing. Just saying why you shouldn't be surprised. Most people just don't give a crap. We're all used to prices for things varying, and just buying what we feel is reasonably priced and skipping other stuff. So I see no need for e-books to be any different.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:22 PM   #17
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Geo restrictions arwe of course a major factor - If the publisher won't allow me to buy it because I live in the "wrong" place then it doesn't matter how many positive factors there are encouraging me to buy!

I'm not surprised that price features so highly - I get a definite ripped-off feeling when I pay even the same as a pbook for electronic content with no physical material cost, no distribution cost and no storage cost, or at least very low such costs.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:29 AM   #18
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1. DRM
2. Publisher (I will not buy anything from MacMillan)
3. Geographical Restrictions
4. Price (I rarely spend more than $5.00 for an ebook never over $10.00)

That's the practical side of the equation, now for the emotional/subjective reasons:

1. Author (There are a handful of authors that go on my automatic buy list unless the book conflicts with my practical list.)
2. Decent book sample, especially important if I'm not familiar with the author
3. Genre (I read mostly science fiction, fantasy and romance with the occasional technological thriller thrown in. I don't read mysteries even though I gift them to my Mom.)

I have many books on my wish list, just waiting mainly for the price to go down.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:46 AM   #19
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I couldn't get started on the poll because I will not buy a book with DRM - though after that author and reviews would come into play.
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:08 AM   #20
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It's the book for me. The author has about 10 pages or less to grab my attention. If s/he doesn't, I don't purchase it. The publisher has zero impact on my book purchases. Price is now becoming an issue. I won't buy an e book that costs more that a physical book and with the discount and half price bookstores available in my area, I can always find something for $3 - $5 dollars to read. I'd rather have an e book but can live without it.
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:50 AM   #21
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I can put up with DRM, but Geo-Restriction is the number one factor for me. As for price, I've rarely paid more than $6. (My most expensive would be dictionaries in mobi format)
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:07 PM   #22
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price and subject matter... and some of the time, my familiarity with the author
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