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What the Harry Potter e-books mean for authors.
Check out this blog post by Nathan Bransford, the author of JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW
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do you think she is being a little greedy with the pricepoint since it is not much cheaper than the paperback version. especially since she has no one to split the cost with.
 
Why does it seem reasonable for an artist or writer to take a cut in their standard price simply because they don't have a middleman?
 
but Tina in her case her cut is now bigger without the middle man and these are old books that have sold millions not something new that she is just trying to find an audience for.

Personally I don't buy ebooks or digital comics because they have no resale value, and are not so easy to share with friends due to DRM (though Kindle books allow it in certain case)
 
Michele my point was the pricepoint was too high for me personally. Would I buy a digital comic at $0.99 probably but not at the same price as the physical version. Would I buy an ebook for $5 if the paperback was $10 and the hardcover $20 probably. While the physical maybe be bulky it has intrinsic value a digital version while more portable to me has less due to longer term functionality limitations.
 
I'm a little confused. Doesn't Amazon (and Barnes & Noble and Apple) still make the same amount of money on these transactions as compared to if they had sold on their own website? Seems like a big non-news story to me.
 
I have not bought because the pricepoint, I have downloaded free ebooks, but I don't see buying digital for a dollar less than paperback.
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