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Initial post: Mar 24, 2013 12:53:47 PM PDT
So what happened to the other discussion on this subject? I was interested in knowing what others thought about Doubleday's price on Brown's new book. I'm a huge Dan Brown fan. I've read all of his books. But $14.99 for a Kindle book is outrageous, in my opinion. What do you think about it?

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 3:51:59 AM PDT
D. Sabin says:
15 bucks for several hours of entertainment and an escape from reality is a good value to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2013 1:53:12 PM PDT
Good point, that's only 3 Starbucks!

Posted on May 8, 2013 12:41:01 PM PDT
Kaiserin1 says:
Agreed. They dont have the expense of material and logistics...the Kindle price should be less expensive.

Posted on May 8, 2013 5:51:28 PM PDT
I refuse to buy an e-book that costs more than a paperback.

Posted on May 12, 2013 6:22:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 12, 2013 6:23:22 PM PDT
S. Chapman says:
At our local Barnes & Noble, his hard-cover books usually go for $30-35 + tax, not sure about softcover. $15 is a helluva deal to me.

Also: Travis, the kindle version is $14.99. The softcover's ~$17.50. Guess you're buying the kindle version after all, eh?

Posted on May 13, 2013 10:41:03 PM PDT
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Lilli Duval says:
I agree-too much.

Posted on May 14, 2013 8:03:50 AM PDT
Ilse V. says:
i agree in Africa the book is even more expensive. I don't think the kindle edition should more expensive than the hard cover

Posted on May 16, 2013 6:05:01 AM PDT
John says:
stopped using kindle i wait until its on sale at supermarket for 6.99

Posted on May 16, 2013 7:51:27 AM PDT
$14.99? look again its almost $18.00 highway robbery!!! shame on you amazon Shame on you!!

Posted on May 16, 2013 4:54:26 PM PDT
Quite the conundrum. Amazon discounts the hard copy, which probably cost a few sheckles to print, then the Kindle is a download and only a few bucks cheaper, and therefore seems almost obscene. Wish I was Dan Brown or his publisher getting the royalties I'm sure one or the other is demanding from Amazon.

Posted on May 16, 2013 4:55:54 PM PDT
As a final thought, it was what kept me from buying it if that is a "tell."

Posted on May 16, 2013 5:43:39 PM PDT
Joy says:
It seems that many discussions about high Kindle prices for selected authors have vanished into thin air. The discussions on King's Joyland also just seem to vanish. I've had a Kindle for a few years now and I'm also a Prime member and I do not like some of the things happening with the "big" name authors, as if there books could not be discussed when it comes to price.

Posted on May 18, 2013 11:37:16 AM PDT
B. Tracy says:
same here! I'm not buying the kindle version........at least with the hard copy, you can loan it out

Posted on May 18, 2013 3:47:35 PM PDT
L. Godwin says:
I'm wondering this as well. I thought the end result of the lawsuit settled with the justice dept. was that there could be no retail price maintenance on the part of publishers. How, legally, can the publisher dictate this (as amazon claims) given that settlement?

Posted on May 20, 2013 6:33:45 AM PDT
AnnabelSA says:
Probably Amazon & the bookshops have a deal to sell hardbacks first... I will definitely not be buying the Kindle version at this price... Suanne

Posted on May 25, 2013 10:34:19 AM PDT
rjones2818 says:
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2013 3:30:02 PM PDT
Me neither

Posted on Jul 9, 2013 1:12:17 AM PDT
maely says:
Inferno, by Dan brown selling at http://www.lulu.com/shop/dan-brown/inferno/ebook/product-21105622.html for US 2.00 only. Exactly Kindle edition.

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 1:32:52 PM PDT
The e-book is more expensive than a hardcover? With e-book prices rising, the Kindle was a waste of money. I find I buy more regular books because of the price.
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