In the light of the US Department Of Justice inquiry into the attempt by the Big Six publishers over there to establish (or ‘fix’) prices for e-books at a nominally substantial level, I think it’s worth pointing out that they’re not just doing so because they’re greedy. This article explains how e-books are priced, and why it’s important that publishers keep the perceived value of books at a level that sustains the industry.
So, let’s have no more of this:
“What? A tenner for an e-book?”
“A tenner for a book. That’s what you’d pay for a paper copy.”
“Exactly! But this just an e-book!”
“IT’S THE SAME BOOK!”
And so on…
Can’t we just go back to the Net Book Agreement?