This is rediculous that a eBook is only 12 cents cheaper than the Hardback book. I say boycott all publishers/Authors who are trying to enforce price fixing on books. It is obvious that the cost to produce and sell an eBook is significantly cheaper that a hardback book.
Okay, I am a little disheartened that the prices on new books for Kindle are constantly going up-whats with that? I love my Kindle so much its hard to even describe, lol. However, I cant share or give books away once I have read them, so even though the price is lower than the 26-30 bucks you can get hit with (honestly, even brand-new books are always discounted) its a rip off to pay 50% of the retail cost. Shame on you publishers for being so greedy
I totally agree with you folks. As the kindle gets more and more popular, the price of the books goes higher and higher. First they take away the text to speech function ( which as far as i'm concerned I PAID FOR ), and now they make it less desirable to buy the e-version of a book. At least with the hardcopy book, I can lend it to a friend, or take it to a used book store and trade it for something I haven't read yet.
I agree. As an owner of one of the original Kindles, I am disappointed that the prices of books keeps going up. The Kindle was marketed with books being 9.99 and now I can buy books cheaper at Sams Club...and I can donate them to the lbrary or share them when I am done. I'd like to get a new generation Kindle but book prices keep me from upgrading.
My husband surprised me with a Kindle because he's tired of books being all over the house. Knowing how much I spend on them, he thought the Kindle would be great. With all the new ones now starting at $12.99 or more, how is this helping me with costs? There's a limit to how many free classics that I'd really want to read. If the book has been out for several years, plus paperback - the Kindle price should reflect that. Other posters have the right idea - I can take a book and lend it, sell it, or donate it. I'm almost sorry that I have it.
I love my Kindle! I was thrilled to get new books for $9.99 but now see that the prices have gone up to almost $15.00. That's not a bargain! I don't think the I-Pad and the Nook are doing this. Amazon needs to step up to the plate and get the publishers to bring the original prices back. I can go to Costco or the Literary Guild and get the hardbacks for $14.99. I want to use my Kindle. Please fight to bring back the $9.99 books.
It's a huge mistake to upset people who love to read. First you offer a product which revolutionized the way we read our books and at huge discount from the actual book. Readers are excited and buying books buy the thousands! Then GREED rears it's ugly head and now us readers don't feel special anymore. Soon said readers will look for the better deal and where will that leave you Amazon? What made the Kindle special was the convinence and low prices for our favorite authors. But with prices comparable to hardback prices, what's the point. There's a reason Walmart is #1. Take a clue.
This is an excellent point. When I saw the new Vince Flynn book on my suggestions page I was ready to buy it instantly until reading all of your comments. Amazon, I'm with them. I will not be purchasing the book at this price.
Okay everyone, get the word out on Facebook, Twitter and all the other social networks to boycott Vince Flynn's book "American Assassin: A Thriller" in all formats until the eBook price is reduced at least $2.00 below the Hardcover sale price. If you own any other eReader beside the Kindle get the word out to those platforms as well. If we don't put a stop to this type of price fixing, the publishers will run rogue with their prices and we will never get it to where it should be!
As much as I love Connelly, Flynn, Childs, Siva, Thor and Clancy novels I will NOT purchase an eBook over $9. I did it earlier this year and it was a waste of money. I can wait on the paperback or read it next year. There are a lot of good books out that are reasonably priced for the Kindle.
Kindle is no longer worth buying. I currently have 3 Kindles. All are going on Ebay/Craigslist. I will keep my Ipads as they serve other functions. When if they drop the price of an ebook to reasonable levels I will consider them again. This BS about publisher setting price is absurd. If Amazon said we won't sell at that price then they would reduce price.
The key is total boycott of the book. Don't buy it in any format. Let the publisher know that price fixing is not okay by attacking their revenue. If enough people boycott the book altogether both the publisher and author will get the message. If the publisher is not willing to abide by the laws then the hopefully the author will get another publisher.
We need an attorney and/or politician willing to stand up against the publishers and let them know they are not above the law and price fixing is not okay. If they don't stop this now then this will spread beyond the publishing business and we as consumers will suffer in all markets.
I have been reading ebooks since the original peanut press for Palm(more than 10 years) but at 15.00, I will go back to paper since I no longer travel for a living. Even 9.99 was a stretch for an ebook which is essentially a one person, one read book and has no other value after you read it, but, I was paying for travel convenience. Its a shame, I just bought an Ipad to store my music chord charts and reading on Kindle program was great but unless the books are down around $5.00 to $10.00 tops I will no longer purchase as this is a waste of money.