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April 12, 2011

Whoa - Why Are eBooks MORE Expensive???

-- by Dave Johnson

So I got a Kindle because books cost so much less. At least the used to. I'm starting to find that books are costing MORE on the Kindle than paperbacks!

For example, Amazon.com: Three Stations: An Arkady Renko Novel (9780743276740): Martin Cruz Smith: Books is $9.91 in paperback and $12.99 on the Kindle!

So maybe you should think twice about switching to eBooks?

Posted by Dave Johnson at April 12, 2011 9:22 AM


They are so expensive because legacy publishers are trying to protect their paper profit until they can control the eBook profit.

They should be cheaper and are a LOT less if you search for Indie Authors $.99-$4.99. I do eBook reviews for Indie authors on my blog. They're every bit as good as the traditionally published authors and some I can't figure out why they aren't traditionally published.

Posted by: Coral [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 13, 2011 11:57 AM

I thought for sure when I bought my kindle, that I would be saving our trees and maybe even my wallet?! I still can't get over some of the brices for some of these books, I mean lets be honest. This is digital text! I can't get my partying on the weekends with no money! It's hard to be honest and not download these books free when they're this damaging to the wallet!

Posted by: 5feed [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 18, 2011 8:55 AM

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