Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2011 21:14 UTC
Apple Petty Apple is petty. Amazon, Kobo, and others have changed their applications to conform to Apple's App Store rules, and if there's one word that describes the situation these booksellers are in, it's petty. Still, it's leading to good things: Kobo has announced it's going to bypass the App Store by writing an HTML5 e-reader for iOS (and thus, for other HTML5-capable mobile devices).
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nirishdave
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2008-09-03

If you're one of those people who think that eBooks should cost almost nothing because there's no printing ( wow a whole dollar ), shipping or storage then you should go talk to that guy selling property in Iowa. Too many people think eBooks must have no costs associated with project managers, artists, copy editors, proof readers, indexers, typesetters, and author royalties.


I have no objection to paying a fair price for an ebook. I do object with being charged the price of a hardback for an ebook. Yes there are project managers, artists, copy editors, proof readers, indexers, typesetters, and author royalties. The discount should come from the lack of printing costs, distrubition costs and so on... You cant just claim you are due the same figure for an ebook becuse the costs are not the same. (I am not saying the costs are zero as that would be stupid)

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ccraig13 Member since:
2011-05-31

I agree and we always sell our eBooks for less than the cost of our print editions.

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