TeleRead Links: International pricing, knuckle dragging, revising copyright, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 27, 2015 // 1 Comment

When Selling Virtual Products Abroad, Don’t Put Prices On Autopilot (TechCrunch) For our experiment, we selected six different currencies — Australian dollar, Canadian dollar, British pound, [...]

Are e-book prices too low? No, but they used to be too high

By Chris Meadows
July 25, 2015 // 10 Comments

I missed participating in yesterday’s Futurechat Twitter hashtag chat fest, but the article that formed the basis of the discussion is interesting enough by itself. Porter Anderson poses the [...]

Morning Links: Free samples of 2015 Newberry winners. Book price doesn’t measure value.

By Joanna Cabot
February 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Free Samples of the 2015 Newbery Medal & Newbery Honor Winners (GalleyCat) We’ve linked to free samples of the Newbery Medal-winning title and the Newbery Honor books below. *** Why Book Price [...]

Publishers go off deep end, pay consultant to tell them what they want to hear

By Chris Meadows
April 3, 2014 // 11 Comments

So, let me get this straight. Frank Luby, a consultant speaking at Digital Book World, says that e-books are more convenient than printed books, and therefore, they should cost more. Is this some [...]

Been there, read that, passed on the t-shirt: The ebook pricing false comparison

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 23, 2014 // 16 Comments

As a follow-up to the ebook pricing discussion, here’s a piece from Digital Book World that makes a completely false case for society’s undervaluing of ebooks. Why false? Because you [...]

Germany shows higher price points can pay for ebooks

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 4, 2014 // 2 Comments

Authoritative and often stimulating German epublishing website Die Self-Publisher-Bibel (The Self-Publisher Bible) has just released a breakdown, based on 2013 data of sales via Amazon’s top [...]

Amazon shuffles its prices – over 2.5 million times per day

By libertyc
December 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Anyone who is a tiny bit vexed by Amazon’s pricing policies might have to be ready for some fast footwork to stay abreast of the object of their ire. Because Profitero, “the leading [...]

The Secret to eReading on the Cheap

By libertyc
December 12, 2013 // 2 Comments

Every week, I read at least one article on how cheap ebooks are these days, and it always startles me. It seems that whenever I hear about a book I want to read, I go to look it up and it’s [...]

Morning Roundup: B&N Struggles Good for Indie Bookstores? Two articles on eBook Pricing

By libertyc
December 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Could B&N’s Struggles Strengthen Indie Bookshops? (Indie Reader) If B&N faces the same gloomy fate [as Borders], there might be a sunny side for indie bookstores, and readers who love them. [...]

Voxburner UK young reader info dripfeed claims ebooks too pricey, novels most popular

By libertyc
December 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

UK market research organization Voxburner, which claims to be “giving you the edge on young consumers,” continues to dribble out information snippets from its recent Buying Digital [...]

Apple Facing Retina Display Shortage, Might Have To Delay iPad Mini 2 Launch

By Adrian Diaconescu
July 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Since Apple’s first mid-sized, mid-range tablet has proven to be such a booming success, no one really doubted an iPad Mini 2 coming sooner or later. But the exact ETA of this new slate has always [...]

Steps We Must Consider When Pricing E-Books? Really?

By libertyc
April 16, 2013 // 13 Comments

When I read the DBW article yesterday entitled “7 Must-Consider Strategies for Ebook Pricing,” I ended up scratching my head. What happened to “listen to the consumer and what they [...]

RoyaltyShare founder Bob Kohn appeals denial of his right to appeal DoJ agency pricing settlement

By libertyc
October 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

I’m a little late, but I wanted to bring up just one story that popped up between the times I was at The Digital Reader and here. I’ve been following the saga of RoyaltyShare founder Bob Kohn at [...]

Writing on trains and what it means for e-books

By libertyc
July 6, 2012 // 3 Comments

On Felicity Wood’s blog, Julia Crouch writes a guest post about her experiences writing on trains, using it in part as a metaphor for the e-book experience, and partly to discuss a publicity [...]

If publishers cannot control e-book retail prices, how should they set their own?

By libertyc
May 18, 2012 // 6 Comments

On the Columbia Journalism Review, Ryan Chittum has a rebuttal to a number of recent posts about e-book production costs and price, including the post by Mathew Ingram that I covered here. Though the [...]

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