Reiver by David Pilling

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

More bad news for the publishing industry...

...or is it? Two interesting recent comparative articles. One from the Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/sep/18/ebook-price-war-discounts

Pretty negative stuff, though one of the blog comments regarding possible uses for a Jeffrey Archer novel is amusing. And then there is a response to the Guardian piece from Mercy Pilkington:

http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/more-bad-news-for-the-publishing-industry/


2 comments:

  1. David, I read both the links. Was Sony doing a summer sale kind of thing or is this ridiculous pricing permanent?

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  2. I can't understand how Sony can keep up this policy of paying the author/publisher the full list price if they are only receiving 20p in sales. A cynic might say this is the thin end of the wedge and the start of a much lower RRP across the board.

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