The good people at Reddit recently noticed something peculiar and engaged in a spirited debate about it. The topic? A bete noir for many an e-book reader:
E-books priced more than their print edition.
How could this possibly be? Paper costs more than electrons, so surely e-books should be cheaper, right?
Believe it or not, this isn’t a glitch. And it’s not happening because publishers are asleep at the wheel either.
Come down the rabbit hole with me into the wholesale/agency tunnel, and I’ll tell you why this is happening.
Want more? Go check out Nathan’s post here:
- Nathan Bransford: Why Some E-Books Cost More Than the Hardcover