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eBooks anyone?

By CG IT ·
From PC World, another major publisher rejects Amazon's 9.99 ebook pricing model.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/188627/third_major_publisher_dumps_amazon_999_ebooks_model.html

I buy ebooks from Barnes and Nobles's online ebook seller and usually pay about the same price as a paperback. From $6.00 USD to $8.00 USD. While I could go to a book store and buy it, I'd rather get an ebook so I don't have all these paperback books laying round that I have to donate or recycle. Well worth the price in convience factor as well as environment factor.

But, what I won't do is buy $14.95 ebooks. No matter who the author is, if I have to pay that kind of money, I want the hard copy or I won't buy the book until it's the paperback price.

Does anyone else buy ebooks and at what price wouldn't you pay for an ebook. Apple, it seems, believes consumer will pay $14.95 for an ebook from their store and read it on the iPad. Not for me. Don't need a $500.00 gadget to read a $14.95 book that I could probably get at the book store and then put on the shelf or even loan it to friends.

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well I can see your point !!! I don't curl up with a Kindle

by CG IT In reply to eBook??? What is that?

either, but the real McCoy. But I do buy some of my fiction as ebooks.

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I do

by .Martin. In reply to well I can see your point ...

not curl up though. too hot

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O done got this handy little e-book reader that's about

by Deadly Ernest In reply to eBook??? What is that?

6 x 9 x 0.25 inches and can carry the equivalent of about 1,000 full length novels in it, and takes memory cards for more. For a compulsive reading addict, it's a damn sight easer to carry than several paperback books.

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and the added benefit

by .Martin. In reply to O done got this handy lit ...

of being able to increase text size.

can you do that with a book?

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You can do that with a printed book, just use the special

by Deadly Ernest In reply to and the added benefit

expansion unit - magnifying glass, series one or two.

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down side to that

by .Martin. In reply to You can do that with a pr ...

is that it makes you look like an idiot.

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no, just like someone who forgot their glasses, also

by Deadly Ernest In reply to down side to that

when a fly lands on the page, a little redirection and focus adjustment, and it soon leaves - or bursts into flame if it's sunny enough.

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but if it bursts into flames

by .Martin. In reply to no, just like someone who ...

wouldn't it set the book on fire too?

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what's a little burnt fly singe on the page, between friends - nt

by Deadly Ernest In reply to no, just like someone who ...
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but the Libraries

by .Martin. In reply to no, just like someone who ...

don't think it's that funny :)

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