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Old 18-07-11, 02:56 PM
Alessandra Kelley Alessandra Kelley is offline
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The pricing of Kindle books is definitely weird. If you hang around kindle-themed forums, you hear all sorts of theories as to why. I think publishers are wary of e-books and are trying not to undercut their physical book sales, so prices for Kindle versions of the books are ridiculously high, given that they're only small electronic files with no physical existence.

I just pulled a book from Amazon's bestseller listing: George R. R. Martin's "A Dance With Dragons," published by Bantam. The hardcover is $14.25. The kindle version is $14.99. This is about typical. Even my husband's physics book, from the University of Chicago Press, is $12.48 in paperback and $8.80 for the Kindle.

All the major publishers raised their Kindle prices last year and have kept them artificially elevated ever since.
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