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  •  I don't think they can justify e-book prices. (2+ / 0-)
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    denise b, jct

    And they haven't tried.  I looked up publishing costs not too long ago.  Far more than half the price of hard books comes from dealing with a physical product. The costs for each ebook must be far, far less in comparison, once the website is set up.  

    I found it telling that no average cost-per-book stats have been published (that I could find) for ebooks.  It provoke a rebellion among readers.  

    Once a book is in digital form (and I believe the authors or publishers provide that), in two or three formats, that's it.  Ebook websites can download that same file an infinite number of times for pennies plus royalties.  The incremental profits for popular ebooks must be staggering.

    "I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat." Will Rogers

    by tovan on Sun Jan 31, 2010 at 02:30:26 AM PST

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