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Re: For kindle and ebook owners

Postby Dotsie » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:17 pm

Publishers have always claimed that ebook prices are high because most of the costs involved with bringing a book to market have nothing to do with the printing costs. So now that they're selling both real books and ebooks, shouldn't the price of both be coming down?

The fact that they were conspiring to rob the consumer does not surprise me in the least. But I get most of my books from the library anyway, I hate paying for something insubstantial as a ebook!
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Re: For kindle and ebook owners

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:54 pm

Was ambling through Twatter earlier, and Neil Gaiman has posted this:

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Re: For kindle and ebook owners

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:58 pm

For Rankin fans,free Kindle ebook on Amazon.
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Re: For kindle and ebook owners

Postby chris.ph » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:30 pm

cheers wwd :D
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Re: For kindle and ebook owners

Postby raptornx01 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:54 pm

They had an answer to amazon, lower their prices. thats what competition is for. but no, they'd rather keep their mark up.

shame this seems to be the direction of things. the gaming industry has been on fixed pricing for years, and now the tv set industry is following suit.

to me, it makes no sense. if everywhere you go everything is the same price, how does that help competition? then places like Wal-mart will dominate even more then they already do because people are lazy and will choose to do all their shopping in one place.

The ONLY way, i can see this helping, AT ALL, is if along with the retailers having set prices, the publishers/distributors/etc do to. so no retailer can get a discount. IE a big retailer won't be able to get the jump on a little independant by being able to get a discounted price because they can afford to buy more product at one time. thats part of the problem and what helps kill small businesses by not letting them compete.
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Re: For kindle and ebook owners

Postby chris.ph » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:22 pm

the small independant book shops around here seem to have done better around here than waterstones and the other big chains as they have loyal customers that go in for a chat and a cup of tea, so that personal service works. i recently had to take my mrs to a meeting but i didnt go in so i went in a small bookshop just up from the meeting, now i hadnt been in there for years but the lady recognozed me and we had a chat and i spent 20 quid, my mrs went nuts :roll: again, i realise i contradicted myself here but the small ones around here have loyal customers. i built a house a few years ago for someone who has her own bookshop basically as a hobby to get her out of the house but i do admit they were loaded anyway
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Re: For kindle and ebook owners

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:12 pm

chris.ph wrote:cheers wwd :D
Keep an eye out for another freebie soon-ish. :mrgreen:

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This ebook is being offered free up until 19th. The other two in the trilogy are available at £2.50 each for the same period. Please do have a free one and buy two cheap ones. Will do the same with the Cornelius Murphy books in a few weeks time. Cheers. :mrgreen:
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Re: For kindle and ebook owners

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:53 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:
chris.ph wrote:cheers wwd :D
Keep an eye out for another freebie soon-ish. :mrgreen:

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This ebook is being offered free up until 19th. The other two in the trilogy are available at £2.50 each for the same period. Please do have a free one and buy two cheap ones. Will do the same with the Cornelius Murphy books in a few weeks time. Cheers. :mrgreen:

I just got it for the Kindle on my laptop. I doubt I'll ever read it there, but "free" is my favourite price. Thanks Dug! :mrgreen:
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Re: For kindle and ebook owners

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:20 pm

Latest freebie on Kindle.
Hello, THE BOOK OF ULTIMATE TRUTHS is now available FREE on Amazon for the Kindle, with the other two books in the trilogy at half price, offer lasts for five days. Please do have a free one on me.
Make sure it the free one because there is anothor full price see attachment :mrgreen:
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Re: For kindle and ebook owners

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:08 pm

Thanks for the tip Dug! I just got it for my laptop Kindle. :D
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Re: For kindle and ebook owners

Postby chris.ph » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:24 pm

cheers wwd just downloaded it
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Re: For kindle and ebook owners

Postby author3 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:29 am

I'll download it today :D
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Re: For kindle and ebook owners

Postby CrysaniaMajere » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:52 am

What format is that? Does it work only for kindles? :?
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Re: For kindle and ebook owners

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:14 am

It is awz / mobi format for Kindles, but if you put it through Calibre you con convert to epub or other formats to read on your ereader.
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Re: For kindle and ebook owners

Postby Dotsie » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:46 am

Missed it, shame :(
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