I agree this is insane. ebooks should never be any higher than the $9.99 we not so long ago paid. Then because of Steve Jobs we all got stuck with "his" idea of ebook value for the ipad of $12.99 and colaborated with Kindle and Nook. Then we have this publisher who says lets charge $19.99 for a digital down load. No thanks! I'm ready to sit on a waiting list at the public library and get to know all the books that Amazon has for a much more reasonable price. Amazon needs to step up to the plate and take care of your loyal clients.
I would read it at a reasonable price, which this is not. I like Rowling's writing, but I like a lot of other people too, and with almost 400 books on my Kindle now I can sit this one out until sanity sets in, if it ever does.
I totally agree. Tired of seeing popular authors selling their published books for outragious prices for Kindle. What does it cost to send me a Kindle version anyway? And then to want me to pay $19.99 for the versionis not acceptable. This is very frustrating. I bought a Kindle to avoid having to purchase hardcover or paperback books but I am spending the same amount of money on Kindle for some of the books. Need to stop now.
I think the publishers were not prepared for how popular ebooks would become, thus vastly cutting into their profits....so the solution, naturally, is to jack up the prices of the ebooks to recoup their losses. It's insane and I'm upset over it. The reason I got an ebook (as a gift) was because I could not afford the prices of paperbacks (I live on a small social security check), and there is no decent library within 65 miles of me (believe it or not, it's true).
I also bought kindle to save money handycaped senior with bad eyes and fixed income. Now all of a sudden any book seems to be only a couple of rollers less than paper backs. Guess these authors forgot where they came from and who butter's there bread. This book is really really really very overpriced on kindle. I am so angry I believe I will boycott her book kindle or paperback. Shame on her.
Also the kindle books. Are soooo very green I am a advive reader a book or 2 a day. These books pile up and there you go...they save money on the kindle versions lots. And shame on amazon I haven't had a decent book for even the 9.99 price in months leveing the unreadinable unpopular books with impossable to view pis maps time lines etc etc. Bad bussiness. Well probably have to go back to the second hand books with lighted mag. And stop reading Mag's also. There needs to be something done. Who will be able to afire the kindle versions. Boycott outrageous kindle book prices or we will never
The price for this book on Kindle I am seeing is $24.34. Although I have grown to value the convenience of buying books on Kindle- let's face it, Kindly books do not work as well as paper copies for functionality AND you can't buy this book and on-lend it. So much as I would have liked to try out this new JK Rowling effort I flatly refuse to pay nearly $25 for a Kindle version. It will be for sale cheaper than this in the cheaper department stores before Xmas and I might get it then.
more people need to boycott Kindle books that cost $25.00. Not worth it. As stated before I purchased a Kindle in order to keep my purchase of books down. Rowling has made enough money off of Harry Potter why do publishers have to be so greedy. Until prices come down I will not purchase a kindle book at this cost. firstname.lastname@example.org
My children and I love the HP books and have great respect for Ms. Rowling's ability as a writer, but the $17.99 price is unconscionable. It is better to halve the price and double the sales than to sell a few at a ridiculous price.
I remember buying hardcover books in the late nineties for thirty dollars. When you think about what it takes for someone to write a book and the small percentage that actually goes to the writer 12.99 as someone has mentioned isn't too bad. For those that want to read the book without purchasing it go the library or use the overdrive app.