If you can’t decide between Amazon and Hachette read what Chris McMullen posted on his blog. It gives the pros and cons for both and is well worth reading through to the end, including the comments.
I won’t tell you what to think.
- I will make some points for both sides.
- I will mention ways that this may impact both authors and readers.
- I will show you what you can do, no matter which side you favor.
The main point is that Amazon appears to be pushing for more e-books ordinarily priced above $10 to be priced at $9.99. Hachette (and other publishers) appears to want the freedom to price e-books as they see fit, including those in the $14.99 to $19.99 price range.
A little clarification:
- Amazon openly acknowledged that some books, such as e-textbooks, should be priced $10 and up (see Reference 1 below). Amazon is NOT insisting that ALL e-books should be $9.99 or less.
- Hachette is NOT asking to price ALL e-books $14.99 and up. The issue arose over specific e-books.
Whether YOU read books or write them, YOU are…
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