Friday, February 25, 2011

Amazon Kindle pricing is a ripoff

About 6 months ago, I bought a Kindle e-book reader for Julie and I to use. I really enjoy using it and think it (and its competitors) will eventually replace physical books.

One complaint I have had is the book pricing. Obviously with an e-book, you save a fair amount on printing, store space, inventory, and unsold/returned inventory. Today I was looking at the pricing for a book I read about called Linchpin, by Seth Godin. The prices charged by Amazon are:
  • Paperback - $10.05
  • Hardback - $13.09
  • Kindle - $18.99
What a ripoff! Needless to say, I didn't buy the book for my Kindle. I probably won't buy the book at all.
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