Since Amazon set the hardcover price (heavily discounted) and the publisher set the Kindle price, I guess the only fair thing to do is for Amazon to raise the Hardcover price, increasing their profit margin and making kindle buyers feel like they are getting an even better deal than $15 for a brand new book with instant access.
I will purchase this book at Sam's, or Costco. Price is too high for Kindle. If people stop buying these $15 books the price will go down. I will not purchase another Kindle book with the price set too high by the Publisher. My 2 cents.
I agree. The cost to the publisher is so much less than for a printed book - especially the hardbacks. When are the publishers going to realize we're not stupid. I guess I'll have to boycott this book and others with unrealistic Kindle prices.
I agree that offering Connelly's new book on Kindle is a slap in the face for us owners.........remember, we already put out money to buy the kindle. If I had read these reviews prior to buying my kindle, guess what....I would not own one now!!!!
Do you know anyone who has an iPad or Nook? It is my understanding that the manufacturers of other than Kindle ereaders agreed to higher publisher prices. This caused the Kindle prices to go up for those publishers also. I think publishers saw the handwriting on the wall and are trying to salvage their investments in bookstores. It is a typical business move to quash new technology that threatens them. Hold on, e readers are the wave of the future. It will just getting old school publishers out of the picture. Time hurts all heels.
I agree its getting crazy when you can get a hardback book delivered in two days for less then the Kindle Edition. (The Reversal Hardback $14.87 vs. Kindle $14.99)
I expect like many Kindle users we purchased the devise not only for the convenience but also thinking we get to purchase books at a lower price, this was the way I saw the Kindle sales promotion.
My feeling is I was deceived by Amazon and let down that one of the major reason for purchasing the devise is no longer valid. I now feel Amazon is no longer an organization to be trusted and will move as much of my business as possible to other online retailers.
I have an iPad, but I use the Kindle for iPad application. It really doesn't matter to me that the Kindle price is not significantly different to the hardcover price. I prefer the eBook version because it's quicker to obtain the book, easier to read (except in daylight, but I have a Kindle if I want to read outdoors) and easier to store. Not being able to sell previously read books isn't a drawback for me.
I too am a new Kindle owner and can't justify paying this much for a book that I can't easily share with others or re-sell. Pity that Amazon.com, which I *adore,* won't get my purchase (and I realize it's not necessarily any fault of theirs). I've been rather unpleasantly surprised that prices for Kindle versions seem to have risen quite a bit; I justified my purchase of the device partially by the (supposedly) lower cost of the Kindle versions. <sigh>
To Nan53, if you look at the title of this discussion, it says: "Kindle price on M. Connelly's new book" not "The Reversal review". Go to the page of the book if you need to see its review. To add my two cents...I am flabbergasted at the price of the Kindle version!!! How is it that an electronic version is more expensive than a hardcover???? Come on, Little Brown & Co., give us Kindle owners a break!
I am glad that everyone agrees that the price of the Kindle book versions have gotten out of hand. It is great for convenience, loight and easy to carry, but the fact is that is does cost much less for the publisher to deliver the book electronically. At least with a hard cover you can share the book. When the Kindle first came out Amazon promoted it as such. Not such a good deal now.
Totally agree. I have bought every book Connelly has written. But I will NOT pay 14.99 for digital version. Costco here I come. Everyone should share their views with amazon about this. Take a few seconds to send them an email, maybe they will get the message.
I jsut bought Follet's and Bryson's new books at Costco, despite loving my kindle dearly. I just cannot justify the kindle price. It is too bad because I enjoy Amazon and know that if they had their way these books would go for $9.99. I know the publishers aren't so dumb that they do not realize that they make more money on a kindle sale at $9.99 than the price they get for the printed edition due to the low costs so I guess this is their way of flipping us the bird. I guess the best bet is to wait them out until the paperback stage then buy the kindle version for $4.99. There is plenty to read in the meantime!
I know the publisher set the price. I'm not ticked off at Amazon, but I'm ticked off at the price. Come on, publishers--don't be stubborn. E-book sales of fiction are booming. There are no "additional costs" like shipping or production to be passed on to the consumer. Don't insult us by making the paper-waster hardback edition LESS expensive than the e-book. In fact, I just don't understand your problem with e-books: you already tried the make-em-wait tactic with Stephen King's "Under the Dome," and you saw how well that worked. It should be obvious: we don't WANT to go back to paper books, so stop trying to make us! What is this thing you have for paper? Your stubbornness is ridiculous. So ridiculous, in fact, that I hopped over to Audible and used a credit for this one. (So *nyah.*)
I have bought every Connelly book thus far (hard copy style) and have bought several (again) for my Kindle library. This price for the Kindle version of the new book is too high. Considering the considerable savings that the publisher enjoys on each Kindle version (sans material, labor, shipping, etc..), I believe I will pass on this book until the price drops below the $9.99 level.
I agree. My husband bought me a Kindle to "save money". All the new books are expensive. It's hard to pass up the Costco prices. Weight on an airplane seems to be the only advantage of the Kindle right now.
As I would normally pay $25 - $30 for a paper back book, I really don't have an issue with paying $15, particularly as the Kindle is just so conveniant. At the moment as the A$/$US exchange rate is very good, however it will be a different story if the A$ falls very much.
Weight the only advantage? What about ability to change font size and font style, use the text to speech function, use the dictionary to look up words you don't know, search anywhere in the book instantly, and not have to hold a large book for a long period of time? Those don't seem like advantages to you?
As for "all the new books" being expensive, I think you'll find the majority of the New York Times Bestseller list books still sell for $9.99 or less.