[FoRK] Apple Entry into Market Means Higher eBook Prices

Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo ken_ganshirt at yahoo.ca
Sun Feb 7 19:21:38 PST 2010


That's amazing. Why would anyone pay as much or more for an ebook than for a paperback? How do they get away with comparing ebook pricing to hardcover pricing? Will consumers actually put up with that? Enough of them to make it profitable?

          ...ken...

--- On Sun, 2/7/10, Marc Erickson <marcerickson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Apple Entry into Market Means Higher
> eBook Prices  
>  
> by Paul Thurrott 
> For the past two years, online retailer Amazon.com has
> dominated the eBook
> market with its innovative Kindle devices. But Amazon's
> biggest eBook
> innovation-the low cost of eBooks-might soon be a thing of
> the past, thanks
> to Apple's new iPad device. The reason is that Apple, aping
> its iTunes Store
> model, will allow publishers to dramatically raise prices
> on eBooks. And
> Amazon might have no choice but to raise prices as well.
> 
> ...[snip]...




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