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    News - Amazon capitulates further on e-book pricing

    With the launch of the iPad imminent, Amazon has bowed to the inevitable and renegotiated two more publisher deals.
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    Re: News - Amazon capitulates further on e-book pricing

    I think this is a joke to be honest. Its because of publishers like Macmillan that ebooks havent particularly taken off. I mean why should I pay the exact same price for an ebook (or sometimes more) than what it would cost for an actual physical book?

    It should be considerably cheaper because they do not have to pay the costs of printing the book etc.

    Until their prices reflect this I wont be bothering with eBooks whatsoever.
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    Re: News - Amazon capitulates further on e-book pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    I think this is a joke to be honest. Its because of publishers like Macmillan that ebooks havent particularly taken off. I mean why should I pay the exact same price for an ebook (or sometimes more) than what it would cost for an actual physical book?

    It should be considerably cheaper because they do not have to pay the costs of printing the book etc.

    Until their prices reflect this I wont be bothering with eBooks whatsoever.
    Ditto.

    I also won't be buying an e-book reader until this problem is resolved, and won't be buying an i-Pad unless prices drop a LOT, because I simply don't see the appeal. I can't see how i-Pad is competition for e-book readers either, at least, not for me.

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    Re: News - Amazon capitulates further on e-book pricing

    Agreed on the silly pricing, ebook prices need to come down, not go up as they are currently doing.

    Kindle may be good for reading novels on its eink display,
    but amazon/sony etc really should produce a colour version even if LCD based.

    Or just produce a PC app to use on our netbooks with doesn't suck (the PC kindle app doesn't even scroll or allow different colours).

    Magazine publishers do not like the idea of kindle as much as they do a full colour ipad.
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    Re: News - Amazon capitulates further on e-book pricing

    Have to agree with the other posters on this. For me another disadvantage of an e-book reader is that when I've finished it, I cannot sell/pass it on to others who may appreciate it.

    This, and the same prices as tree based book prices, is why I won't be getting one for the foreseeable future.

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