The high cost of $14.30 on Kindle for this book is very disappointing especially since the book's now been out 2-3 weeks and there's been no reduction in the Kindle price. I was considering buying a new Kindle II, but have put it off indefinitely (maybe forever) until I see which way the wind ends up blowing on this issue of books priced over $9.99. I will NOT purchase a Kindle book over that. I'm tired of hearing how Amazon, the publishers, and the authors all blame each other for the high prices. OUTRAGEOUS! A huge disappointment. When people ask me about my Kindle I no longer promote it like it did before. I just tell them the books are now priced too high. I'm waiting to see what Barnes and Noble, Apple, etc. come out with. Hopefully they will treat their customers better.
I agree that $14.30 is too high for an e-book. For that cost, with discount, I can get a hardcover book that will sit on my bookshelf, that I can lend, etc., and that Amazon can't arbitrarily remove from my Kindle should it choose to do so. Perhaps all the new e-book competition will convince Amazon to think more about its customers--especially since its customers are the ones who do so much free marketing for the Kindle,
I couldn't agree more! When Jeff appeared on Oprah, he said that $9.99 was the top price. Now there are all kinds of excuses (see cp's post) for the higher prices. "Half Broke Horses" can be purchased new for less in hardcover! Sure, I'd rather read it on Kindle (I have arthritis and hardcovers are hard for me to hold) but there's a limit! I think the way the pricing has been going since millions have bought a Kindle, thanks to Oprah, is disgraceful greed!
I bought my Kindle primarily because I have arthritis but the other BIG reason was to buy new just published books for $9.99. That lasted for a while then suddenly everything was between $11-14 (most closer to 14). I no longer promote my Kindle like I did at first. I don't buy books that cost over $9.99 and I am tired of waiting for months and even a year for the price to go down. I think it is most unfair when the publishers don't have to print and ship not to mention destroying many many trees. I can think of no reason besides out and out greed that they would charge so much. The Kindle edition these days is usually about a dollar (and often just a few cents) less than the print versions. My arthritis forced to me quit reading for several years and tho I have so enjoyed reading again I found I could live without it. And just maybe I can again. I am sad tho but I cannot afford to support greed.
I still cannot believe this. The paperback is less expensive than the Kindle. So, for those of us that have a Kindle, we paid a couple hundred dollars to have the privilege of paying a premium for e-books.
I totally agree with EVERYONE complaining the prices of these books. YES, I too was doing alot of praising about my Kindle. Now it's on sales for $50.00 cheaper and the Kindle edition of books are MORE expensive than NEW paperbooks!! WHAT THE @$&! I'm getting ready to put my Kindle on eBay and go back to paperbacks!! I also was ordering only cheap or (.99) books, but I realize I already have them on my shelf!! Why do you show the really good books (new), show us great reviews, and then blow it with these OUTRAGOUS prices???? I'm telling people what I really think about you and apologize for lying to them. (Actually at the time I wasn't lying but praising you way too fast). I do believe you will start seeing a decline in purchases of both Kindles and books!!! I know from myself and my friends. SHAME ON AMAZON!!!!!!!
Ditto to everything said above! Outrageous prices for us Kindle users. It appears the same is true of Nook, which would lead me to believe it's the publishers that are setting these enormous prices! Come on, Amazon, use your huge muscles and get us our lower prices back!!!!!