The Price of Kindle* Books
I think the prices for most Kindle books are just too expensive and frankly, exploitative. When an electronic transfer is only one to two dollars cheaper than a paperback copy (in some cases, the same amount), then what explains all the rhetoric about cutting down the expense of printing presses, paper, binding, warehouses, boxes, etc? Is the expense of an electronic transfer only one to two dollars less than the cost of paper, warehouse space, printing, binding, etc.?
Until prices get better I will stick to only “buying” the books that cost “0.00.” In other words, mostly works published before 1900.
*The Kindle was a Christmas gift a few years back. Although I like using it, I am still not sure if I would have bought one on my own.