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why am I paying more for an e-book than a paperback?????

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In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 2:08:31 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
What do we get if we guess correctly?

Posted on May 7, 2012 3:09:12 PM PDT
what has it got in its pocketses, precious,

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 3:12:22 PM PDT
Carbonbased says:
A dead cat (I thought we made that clear) and you'd better hurry, it's been in the box for a while.

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 3:13:51 PM PDT
Carbonbased says:
Not a fair quesssstion!

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 6:03:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 7, 2012 6:04:43 PM PDT
John D says:
The agency model post is helpful, because it tells you why Amazon does not set eBook prices.

You are right, that cost of producing and distributing an eBook is lower than that of a paperback. However, prices are not always determined by cost of goods. Publishers set their prices to maximize profits, and that is the real reason for their current level.

In most cases, the eBooks I've bought are cheaper than the corresponding paperbacks. However, that's not always true (an example I ran across today is George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones etc.)

When that happens, your only choices are to pay the higher price , buy paper, or wait. At least in the meantime you can take solace in the many books that are reasonably priced, or the many thousands of free public-domain books.

Welcome to Kindle!

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 6:39:18 PM PDT
flipoid says:
I thought the blues were Russian Blues, not Norwegian Blues.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 12:32:26 AM PDT
Carbonbased says:
Dead parrot sketch.

Posted on May 8, 2012 12:44:00 AM PDT
U.R.Nuts says:
Clearly the correct answer is exactly as one of the earlier responses stated. And it does make since if you follow the thinking as was stated.

Now, due to the WK of today, this causes the E-Ink, E-Book issues that seems troubling. However, if you want to pay the same as the paper book is priced, then simply make the correct selection when you are presented with the JHR options. It is pretty clearly stated within the CWD.

Seriously folks, it isn't really that difficult when you just read the instructions as they are displayed in the second section of the TP.

Good luck

Posted on May 8, 2012 3:54:39 AM PDT
Don't forget the Kindle Fire surcharge for color in your e-book! That has been known to triple the tax!
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