Linked by ozonehole on Fri 19th Mar 2010 13:05 UTC
In the News A serious dispute is brewing in the world of ebooks, pitting publishers and Apple against giant online retailer Amazon. A significant part of the appeal of ebooks is that they are (or should be) much cheaper than printed editions. In the publishing world, royalties paid to the author typically represent just 10% of the retail price. Both publishers and retailers take their cut. Printing is usually 30%, and then there are warehousing and shipping costs.
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RE: DRM is NOt
by The1stImmortal on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 08:24 UTC in reply to "DRM is NOt"
The1stImmortal
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2005-10-20

I say, let the free market decide how much ebooks should cost.


But do the contractual requirements mentioned in the article actually qualify as "free market", or are they aimed at distorting the free market?

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