Is there room for new thinking on ebook pricing strategies? The medium is still new, so customer expectations have not been set in stone. Now’s the time for publishers and authors to think strategically about the cost of e-books. I’ve looked at ways businesses in other fields charge for their services and come up with some...
"Clearly we're threatening. We're giving away books for free online." Eric Frank
"When you put it all together, we have a nice, healthy looking balance sheet around a really different model." Eric Frank
By Emily Williams | "Publishers are not seeing those lost sales because the lift in eBook sales in general masks the disaffection."
"The agreement will add approximately 500,000 additional book titles..."
By Guy LeCharles Gonzalez || "The effects of Apple's iBooks and agency model pricing will finally move beyond speculation."
By Jane Friedman || "Everyone in publishing acknowledges the system is not ideal. It is in fact broken."
Roundtable: 4/22/10|| Topic: Who Will "Save" Publishing?
By Marian Schembari || "I'm loving the recognition that identifiers and metadata are important marketing tools!"
By Jim Fallone || "No other print medium is better suited to take advantage of the screen."
"Mostly positive, though not without notable caveats."
Roundtable: 4/1/10 || Topic: The Agency Model
By Guy LeCharles Gonzalez || "Are publishers jumping from the frying pan into the fryer by favoring Apps over eBooks?"
Roundtable: 3/4/10 || Topic: Publishing Math Games
eBook 201: eBook Production Intensive WEBcast series, taught by Joshua Tallent, Founder/CEO, eBook Architects.
By Marian Schembari || "If you’re a traditional business, you have to manage your old business while transitioning to the new."
By Sharon Blackie BA (Hons), MA, PhD || "On the average e-book... we don’t make any more than we do on the sale of an average print book."
Amazon capitulates, but offers a warning: "Kindle is a business for Amazon, and it is also a mission. We never expected it to be easy!"
by Guy LeCharles Gonzalez || "It's a bit crazy to think of print as the underdog, but..."
By Elizabeth Burton || "Most of them also seem to hate the idea that books are products, so there's a second layer of resistance to that concept."
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