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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

E-book price annoyance

Another example of why the publishers don't seem to be getting the ebook  price point.

John Barnes' Directive 51, published last April, is now available in mass market paperback, and the sequel Daybreak Zero will be published in March.  The paperback version of Directive 51 is priced at $7.99.  The ebook price remains at $12.99, which is what it has been since the initial release.

I understand the publishers want to hold the line somewhat on prices, but they must realize that as the book ages, the ebook price is going to have to drop.

I'm a mild Barnes fan (not having read all of his output, but a good percentage), but this is a way to keep me from buying more of his books.

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