Kindle prices have been going up.
Just today I spotted a "trashy novel" for over $10 on the Kindle store -- when the HARDCOVER version costs $9 from Amazon!
Let's send a message to publishers:
Charging $11 for a paperback novel -- without the paperback! -- is ridiculous.
Charging $18 for a digital version of a book that relies heavily on photographs -- which look bad on the Kindle -- is ridiculous.
Charging $12 for a business book you can get at Costco in 2 weeks for $9.99 is ridiculous.
** LET'S TAKE ACTION **
Let's tag all over-$9.99 books with the tag "9.99boycott"!
Just go to the form field under the "Tags Customers Associate with This Product" headline and type "9.99boycott" (without the quotes) and click the button.
It's that easy.
I've already started.
Kindle books are kinda like movie tickets. While you can re-read the book, you cannot:
* donate it to a library
* sell it to a used book store
* sell it on Amazon's Used Marketplace
* trade it to a friend
And, of course, the book *has no paper* so it *has no production costs*.
The publisher does not need to pay for paper, glue, press time, press employees, insurance, ink, boxes, or shipping.
Amazon does not need to stock its warehouse, pay staff to fulfill orders, or pay shipping.
The price needs to reflect these VERY important facts.
We did not buy our Kindles with the promise of convenience and low prices, in order to be swindled with this kind of bait-and-switch tactics.
Recent discussions in the 9 99boycott forum (11 discussions)
|Don't buy Kindle books over $9.99||212||Jul 11, 2012|
|Send Message Amazon Actually Tracks||3||Mar 19, 2012|
|Baen eBooks $6||0||Mar 7, 2012|
|Support the $9.99 BOYCOTT||140||May 30, 2011|
|I regret to buy a new kindle DX||3||May 28, 2011|
|Let publishers know||2||Oct 8, 2010|
|Macmillan||4||Oct 6, 2010|
|Same e-books for nook are priced cheaper than for kindle||4||Jun 21, 2010|
|Amazon & Publishers Let us re-sell books after we've read them||1||Feb 11, 2010|
|To SUPPORT the $9.99 BOYCOTT - Request this search option from Amazon||7||Sep 13, 2009|
|Glad the price went down||2||May 2, 2009|