I think that you're not charged until it's delivered in October, correct? If I purchase now, will I be charged the $9.99 or the price on the 19th of October when it's delivered even if it's more (or less) at that time?
To stay in the game, the Kindle needs a free software update to allow sharing of books and free library downloads as do other e-readers; then I won't feel like a fool if I occasionally pay fifteen dollars for a new release. I hope Amazon can look past immediate profit to stay competitive in the long run.
Couldn't agree with you more. Even if they want to limit the number of kindle owners you could share it with ... perhaps pre-registering them in your profile with a limit of three other owners to share with? One of the things I really enjoyed "pre-Kindle" was sharing books with friends and then chatting about them. Much harder to do now. I find myself limiting my purchases on Kindle and going to the big box discounters (Sam's/BJ's/Costco) and picking up paperbacks for less than $6.
@William F. Bagby If you preorder it you will get the lowest price offered. So if you preorder and it is 9.99 but it goes up to $15, you get it for $9.99. On the flip side, if you preorder at $9.99 and it goes down to $8.99, you get it for $8.99, even if it then goes back up.
Why not rent books say for $3.00 for 30 days like they do for movies on netflix. When I buy a paperback at the local wholesale club for 6.99 I pass it along to 3 or 4 other people after I finish reading it. How can a digital book cost more than a print version? What about the millions of trees spared yearly. The free market will decide where the price will eventually settle. Greed may bite a few people in the ass before it's over.
I`m reading your discussion with interest. I`m a UK author and write a thriller series of seven novels so far. I`m currently converting them to Kindle for the US market as Reacher fans tend to enjoy them. My publishers are looking at which price setting is deemed reasonable in your market. Could anyone give me some advice? Soft Target (Soft Target Series)
Thanks Conrad. I love the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child so I will give Soft Target a try. I refuse to buy any book priced over $9.99 - my own little revolt against overpriced e-books. Pricing your first in a series book at .99c is a great idea. If indeed they are good I personally will buy more. The better they are the more I would pay. Thanks for posting, will let everyone know my opinion of the series.
Conrad, I just picked up your book for $0.99 -- great intro price. I will review it when I get done reading it.
I agree with others, $9.99 is the max I will go for proven known authors that I like for new books that I want to read as soon as they are out. If I do not feel a need to read them immediately, I can wait for them to drop below paperback or used book prices or get the paperback or used books. How can they think people will buy Kindle copies of new books for $15+ much less for older books!! Probably for trying new authors, my max would be $4.99 which is about the max I will pay to get a Kindle copy of a book that I have a hard copy of. Amazon should have a policy that if send your used book back you get a free Kindle copy.