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Why is the Kindle priced at a premium to hardback in Australia?


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Initial post: Jul 1, 2012 3:52:15 PM PDT
In Australia the Kindle editions are priced at a 50% to 100% premium to the hardbacks. For example in Australia the kindle edition of "Blue Remembered Earth" is $20.07 and the hard cover is $15.

I'm told that in the US this is $12.99 for the kindle vs. $16.52 for the hard cover.

I guess its the cost of posting all those electrons over the intertubes to the other side of the world :-)

But seriously Alastair, how about flat pricing around the globe for the Kindle edition.

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 7:49:06 AM PST
Literati says:
I'm pretty sure it's the publisher setting prices, but I agree it seems unfair. Why should a digital version, which costs the publisher less to produce, cost more? It's not like the typesetting is an order of magnitude better than print versions; quite the reverse. Surely it's an incentive to the environmentally conscious - money and resources saved on producing, shipping & insuring physical copies?
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