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Amazon E-book pricing
Apr 03rd, 2010, 9:43am
 
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/171217,amazon-caves-on-book-pricing.aspx

"Amazon has in recent months sought to rework its dealings with publishers as new competitors such as the Apple iPad have loomed in the market. Earlier this year Amazon looked to take early actions to appease publishers and authors by increasing its royalty payouts."



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Reply #1 - Apr 5th, 2010, 7:41am
 
I'm not sure what the Amazon decision will have on writers like us (I see it geared more to writers with major publishing houses) but I am curious if the new IPad will open the door to independant writers who can get their stories formatted correctly so as to be read by the IPad. Is there an opportunity for us to bypass Amazon (and the rest) completely and sell directly to the public? Everyone talks about the demise of the publishing industry. ie. Nobody is buying books, or reading, any more so the publishers aren't taking any chances on unkowns. Could authors offer directly (or indirectly through a small press publisher) a $5 download. A $3 download. Even a $1 download. The beauty of digital is you can have access to the entire world. All you need to do is get some attention and you could sell a million copies. (Extreme, yes, but if you're going to dream, dream big.) One million one dollar downloads. The reader gets a bargain and the writer gets a sale.

Almost makes you want to start writing again.  :)
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Reply #2 - Apr 5th, 2010, 5:47pm
 
Prevailing pricing anyone?!?
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