Monday, June 21, 2010

Price War

Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble are in a price war over their e-readers.

[P.S. I'm still in love with my Kindle. It's one of the best purchases I've ever made.]

2 Comments:

At 6:11 PM, Blogger DarkoV said...

Michael,
While I'm fond of my Kindle, my love is, like my e-book funds, dwindling. The $9.99 price of most Kindle "books" 2-3 months ago has been replaced by $13.49 and $14.99. When the hardback version is only $1.50-$2.00 more, the attractiveness of a Kindle version has diminished.
The romance is going through a rocky time and, as with true romances, the problem is one of money.

What do you think? Temporary price shift or a long term gouging?

 
At 6:25 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

DarkoV,

I've noticed lately that I go more for the free editions of the classics. As I understand it, the publishers were complaining about the $9.99 price for fear that customers would start to regard regular hardback prices as too expensive.

To me, the big appeal of the Kindle rests with the convenience of being able to get a book within seconds and having a large number of books in one simple device.

Michael

 

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