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Initial post: Aug 19, 2011 12:09:13 PM PDT
Kim Krome says:
I know that this question is out there somewhere, but after searching, I can't find a straight answer.

Why in the world are the Kindle edition prices so often HIGHER than a paperback for the same book? With no printing or distribution costs, I just can't understand why Kindle prices aren't significantly lower than those for "hard" copies.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2011 12:12:47 PM PDT
Norwenna says:
Publishers do charge more for paperbooks than for e-books, but Amazon turns around and discounts the paper books.

Amazon can't discount e-books.

Posted on Aug 19, 2011 12:16:55 PM PDT
LadyH95 says:
The price of eBooks from the 6 major publishers is set by the publisher, and says so in the product description. Since the implementation of the Agency Model (google it), Amazon can NOT change the price of books that fall under that agreement.

Amazon can, however, set the price for paper books.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2011 12:40:42 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Kim Krome says: I know that this question is out there somewhere, but after searching, I can't find a straight answer.

Your kidding right? Where did you look, under your bed??

Posted on Aug 19, 2011 12:42:41 PM PDT
I fart, therefore I'm a man.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2011 1:00:31 PM PDT
Logician says:
- I just can't understand why Kindle prices aren't significantly lower than those for "hard" copies.

A lot of people are in the same boat. The "I-don't-understand-economics" boat. If you'd let go of your silly, misguided notion that prices are somehow directly tied to the cost of production, perhaps you could understand it.

Posted on Aug 19, 2011 3:49:47 PM PDT
Denise Long says:
No! No!

not another "price" thread.

*runs out of the thread screaming*

Posted on Aug 19, 2011 5:53:32 PM PDT
Kim, if you do a search from the Search Customer Discussions box on the right side of the page, be sure to uncheck the "search only this discussion" box or you won't get any results.

They really should make the default "unchecked", it catches a lot of people.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2011 6:06:14 PM PDT
I am guessing OP "searches" for things about as thoroughly as Beastie (for those unfamiliar, my 8 year old) , who enters a room, spins around one time, looking only directly in front of her, and then yells for me that she can't find "xy or z" and can I come help her. I have begun telling her that if I am able to locate said object within 5 seconds of "helping" her, she loses that object to two days.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 9:12:11 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 9:14:26 AM PDT
☼Becky☼ says:
Yes, but can you tell when you are responding to a thread that is 10 months old?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 9:27:16 AM PDT
And why pull up THIS one? Out of the SCORES of pricing threads, why THIS one, in particular?!?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 9:33:27 AM PDT
You mean in the last 10 months, there have been others?

Who knew?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 9:35:04 AM PDT
~nospin says:
Really?
This topic has been discussed and the zombie reanimator has not expressed unique thoughts? Who knew.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 9:42:25 AM PDT
J. Donahue says:
Wow, and how long did you really think about this response?

You're basing your statement on ASSUMING that the "printed" price on the back of the paperback book can only come from the publisher of said book?

You don't know that, for a fee, a publisher or wholesaler will print any cover their large retailer wants to have on the book?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 10:03:05 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 10:05:58 AM PDT
Robert, please Google "Agency Model."

Come back after you've educated yourself about the issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 10:35:49 AM PDT
J. Donahue says:
Why do you think there's any correlation between the print version and the electronic version?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 12:37:47 PM PDT
To give nitwits something to post. You are poster 1,894,765 on this topic. Use search.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 12:47:47 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
and why are there 3 threads on page one about prices?

isn't one enough?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 12:51:43 PM PDT
J. Donahue says:
Sorry, I couldn't resist posting an empty thread called "Prices".

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 1:02:30 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 12, 2012 1:04:17 PM PDT
Ah its not a day that ends in Y, if there is not a discussion about prices!
Wait this is FOREVER old. So are we bringing it up?? Is it just because it hasn't been mentioned today?? Ohhhh.

Edited - because I saw the DATE.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 1:04:38 PM PDT
One is too many.
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