Why do eBooks cost more than hardback books?

imageThis article caught my eye and was so interesting I thought it was worth a redirect post:

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:

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One Response to Why do eBooks cost more than hardback books?

  1. […] Why do eBooks cost more than hardback books? Source: Kurt’s Thoughts […]

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