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12. Re: Sunday Mobilization Aug 13, 2012, 12:59 avianflu
 
Apple is to blame. Funny thing is every now and then there is an article that tried to blame Amazon for the sudden price hikes, which is hilarious for anyone who knows the whole story.  
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11. Re: Sunday Mobilization Aug 13, 2012, 09:35 eRe4s3r
 
The thing is, in another 30 years those industries will about as relevant as a horseshoe maker now Especially movies with the advent of photo realistic procedural actors and voice would become so cheap to make there'd be a million of them per year. And more and more e-book publishers spring up with fair prices. Over time, these things will change as they always do.  
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10. Re: Sunday Mobilization Aug 12, 2012, 20:05 Eirikrautha
 
killer_roach wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 19:51:
Dades wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 17:43:
Cutter wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 16:14:
Why are ebooks so damn expensive? Seriously.

They were cheap until about a year and a half ago when Apple decided to price fix with the publishers (google agency model ebook for more). Now a lot of books I bought for $8-12 are up at $16-20, the ebooks are often more than the hardcovers for fucks sake. All because the publishers are pissed at Amazon for beating them to the market and supposedly devaluing ebooks by selling them at reasonable prices.

One can only hope that this only precipitates the downfall of the major book publishers, who exhibit cartel-like behavior in ways the music and film industries could only dream of.

From your lips... Pray

The middle-man/agency model of business is failing wherever digital products are supplanting physical ones (RIAA, MPAA, eBooks, et al.). You'd think that the middlemen would begin to see the writing on the wall and start innovating. But, no... I guess it is easier to buy a few Congressmen to rewrite the laws for you...
 
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9. Re: Sunday Mobilization Aug 12, 2012, 19:55 RollinThundr
 
killer_roach wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 19:51:
Dades wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 17:43:
Cutter wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 16:14:
Why are ebooks so damn expensive? Seriously.

They were cheap until about a year and a half ago when Apple decided to price fix with the publishers (google agency model ebook for more). Now a lot of books I bought for $8-12 are up at $16-20, the ebooks are often more than the hardcovers for fucks sake. All because the publishers are pissed at Amazon for beating them to the market and supposedly devaluing ebooks by selling them at reasonable prices.

One can only hope that this only precipitates the downfall of the major book publishers, who exhibit cartel-like behavior in ways the music and film industries could only dream of.

I'd rather it precipitates the down fall of Apple, who makes even Microsoft blush with the amount of shady douchbagery they display on a regular basis.
 
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8. Re: Sunday Mobilization Aug 12, 2012, 19:51 killer_roach
 
Dades wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 17:43:
Cutter wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 16:14:
Why are ebooks so damn expensive? Seriously.

They were cheap until about a year and a half ago when Apple decided to price fix with the publishers (google agency model ebook for more). Now a lot of books I bought for $8-12 are up at $16-20, the ebooks are often more than the hardcovers for fucks sake. All because the publishers are pissed at Amazon for beating them to the market and supposedly devaluing ebooks by selling them at reasonable prices.

One can only hope that this only precipitates the downfall of the major book publishers, who exhibit cartel-like behavior in ways the music and film industries could only dream of.
 
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7. Re: Sunday Mobilization Aug 12, 2012, 17:43 Dades
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 16:14:
Why are ebooks so damn expensive? Seriously.

They were cheap until about a year and a half ago when Apple decided to price fix with the publishers (google agency model ebook for more). Now a lot of books I bought for $8-12 are up at $16-20, the ebooks are often more than the hardcovers for fucks sake. All because the publishers are pissed at Amazon for beating them to the market and supposedly devaluing ebooks by selling them at reasonable prices.
 
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6. Re: Sunday Mobilization Aug 12, 2012, 17:27 Julio
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 16:14:
Why are ebooks so damn expensive? Seriously.

Publisher price fixing thanks to Apple. Ebooks should be substantially cheaper than paperbacks...around $2 just like an MP3
 
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5. Re: Sunday Mobilization Aug 12, 2012, 16:50 Bhruic
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 16:14:
Why are ebooks so damn expensive? Seriously.

Because Apple wanted to save you from the low prices that Amazon was charging you. High prices are in your best interest!
 
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4. Re: Sunday Mobilization Aug 12, 2012, 16:39 PHJF
 

Why are ebooks so damn expensive? Seriously.

Probably for the same reason games on Steam cost the same as games from B&M?
 
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Steam + PSN: PHJF
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3. Re: Sunday Mobilization Aug 12, 2012, 16:26 Eirikrautha
 
It's getting really difficult to justify a $200+ e-reader when a simple e-reader will cost less than $100 and a full tablet is only $400-$600. B&N is chasing their tail here...  
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2. Re: Sunday Mobilization Aug 12, 2012, 16:22 DangerDog
 
You can turn these into "normal" android tablets pretty easy.

nook android install
 
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1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Aug 12, 2012, 16:14 Cutter
 
Why are ebooks so damn expensive? Seriously.
 
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