I think I’ll write a much more reasoned blog next week after the holidays, but I’ve been reading a bunch of blogposts on the subject of e-book pricing over the past few days, and they make me want to scream. Here are some of them:
The Passive Voice ( A compilation of posts)
The Wall Street Journal article on “Sticker Shock” E-book Prices
Like I said, it’s enough to make me crazy. That is, assuming I haven’t already gone over the edge. But despite all the contradictory, oxymoronish articles, I keep coming back to one thought…
How much do you pay for a latte? Grande or Tall? Over three bucks, right? So, here’s the question. Why would you pay less for a book? Which lasts at least 10 times longer than that cup of coffee?
Really, I want to know. Why are we in a race to the bottom? Why are we allowing it to happen?
What do you think?