Whats going on? Posting almost EVERY DAY?
(Please visit Monkeys Need Love Too for my post on character emotion - and cute monkey pics) Yep. Found a challenge on Tossing it Out suggesting we all blog 26 times this month AND make our blogs alphabetical. Who am I not to aimlessly follow every suggestion? What's that? Bridge? Would I jump? Sure, there's candy at the bottom, right? So bringing on today's blog, brought to you by the letter A.
Amazon have been in the media a lot lately for their forceful tactics in trying to control pricing of e-books for their Kindle readers. If you haven't heard about the removal of the 'buy' button for Macmillan books (I believe it's all back to normal now), then check out these articles I found:
There have been lots of responses complaining about how the author suffer from these wars, and they're right. But there is another side to this. As a reader and purchaser of many Kindle books for my Mac and iPhone, I WANT the prices kept low. I argue that these are digital files and should be no where near as expensive as paperbacks. Some Kindle books are even more expensive than the hardcopy!
Since finding Kindle books, I probably buy at least six times as many books per month as I did before. I am more likely to purchase a book under $10 without hesitating. More than that and I'll think it over.
How do you feel about e-book pricing as a reader and/or as a writer? As you'll note from the start of this blog, I'm easily swayed - so convince me! :-)