I just bought 3 books from WAL MART because it's cheaper than Kindle, cheaper than Amazon paperback price...I'm starting to wonder if this Kindle thing was such a great idea...I am actually falling out of love with my Kindle & starting to compare prices...Why not??...The economy is a mess & saving a dime is in!!
I was going to buy this as my first download to my Kindle which will arrive tomorrow, however when I saw that the Kindle price is higher than the hardcover, I changed my mind. I am disappointed in the price.
yup... I was ready to hit the buy button. I saw some reviews with little quotes, but I don't care now. It's too expensive when the e copy is higher than the paper copy. Is it really more expensive to make one electronic copy than it is to print?? i doubt it!
I participated in a boycott thread on another Kindle book. That title dropped from 15.40 to 9.99. Honestly couldn't say the price reduction was related to our comments or not. At least it felt good to believe it could have pressured the decision makers to take action.
Richard Cook, you are posting comments on the 9.99 boycott thread and on this discussion, wanting to know what else you can do to 'pressure' publishers about their pricing. I can't say how effective the discussion threads are in getting publishers to rethink their ridiculous pricing structures but I can say that unless the majority of the people posting on amazon are also sending their comments to the publishers you may as well be whispering your sentiments to the wind, during a hurricane, and hoping that one of the CEOs will hear you.
Every time someone makes a decision against purchasing a title because of the price, they need to send an email to the publisher. It needn't be a lengthy affair, just something which includes the title and author, current price and the price at which they will purchase. It couldn't hurt to cc a copy to the author and editor and they may actually help by applying pressure to the publisher, particularly if it is a well established author with many bestsellers to their credit. I also think for the people who decide against purchasing altogether because of the price, an email stating that, along with the date they checked it out of their local library, may also be an eyeopener. Too bad libraries don't use those little checkout cards in the front pocket of the book any longer...a photocopy of that would have great visual impact. But my local library issues receipts with the author, title and due date so I'm guessing a photocopy of that will have the same effect. JMHO
Muhsketchy, you are absolutely right. No doubt, the only people viewing these comments are those interested enough to click-in and view. Not likely to be those trying to make the money. Getting the feedback about pricing directly to the publisher, author and editor would get it in front of those who could affect the change. Thanks for providing your perspective.