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Dark Passenger
03-24-2012, 01:05 PM
I have been spoiled by buying books on Kindle for $0.99-$2.99. I have gotten so use to this pricing, I have a hard time spending any more on a book now. Most of the titles I buy are from self published authors who set their own prices and don't have to give a slice to the publishing companies.

Thoughts?

cokebabies
03-24-2012, 01:45 PM
EDIT** Wrong section you stupid ____ing idiot!!!!!! MOD, please move.

Shhh, just delete this and just argue the semantics about e-books not being "printed".

cokebabies
03-24-2012, 01:47 PM
I have yet to buy an e-book, so I can't really chime in on price. But the pricing concept is the same way I feel about digital music. With an e-book, I'm not getting something I can physically own, put on my shelf, and eventually put in a box when I realize I'll never read it again.

Personally, the "owning" of an item, be it a book or an album, is a big deal to me. So I can't add input on how much money an author truly deserves for an e-book, all I know is it better not be a lot, for what I would pay.

Sweet Rabbit
03-24-2012, 03:38 PM
it shouldn't be as much as a real book

Kabukiman
03-24-2012, 09:28 PM
I prefer my ebooks to be in the $9.99 range for "hardcover" releases. For ebooks of paperback counterparts, I'd like to stay closer to $5.

Sweet Rabbit
03-25-2012, 01:52 AM
I prefer my ebooks to be in the $9.99 range for "hardcover" releases. For ebooks of paperback counterparts, I'd like to stay closer to $5.

I got the whole hunger games series on the kindle for $18

hairlesswookiee
03-29-2012, 09:15 AM
Hmm...If it's a day one release I'd be willing to spend $10, but that's about it.

Shropt
03-29-2012, 09:28 AM
I got the whole hunger games series on the kindle for $18

To me that is too much. I'm not paying $6 per book for an ebook. They seem to think they should charge us a "convenience" fee when in actuality we are saving them a buttload on printing costs. :slap

pixletwin
03-29-2012, 09:40 AM
For an ebook I am willing to pay $5 tops. Anything more and I am out.