Originally Posted by HarryT
MobileRead is a strictly "legit" site. We do not condone or encourage illegal activities here. If you want eBooks to be a success, we encourage you to buy them to send a message to the authors and publishers that this is a good way to publish.
Let me give you a 'for instance' here.
Fictionwise. The new William Gibson novel - Spook Country. $26. Available only in DRMed formats.
Amazon.com. Same book. $16 (in hardcover no less!)
Now, are you going to tell us, in complete honesty, that intelligent, honest people are going to actually pay $10 more
to get less
Because once I've read the paper version, I can re-sell it on Amazon.com and get at least $10 back. You can't do that with the DRMed eBook
Amazon.com will guarantee that the paper book will still be readable in 5 years. Fictionwise can't guarantee that any of those DRMed formats will be around in 5 years.
Simply put, buying that eBook for $26 from Fictionwise tells the publishers and authors only 1 thing: eBook buyers are morons with too much money.