Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Kindle Version of Follett’s ‘Fall of Giants’ and Patterson's Latest Priced Above Hardcovers

Don't blame Amazon. Blame the agency model and the bloated overhead of the "big six" publishers. We need a free market for eBooks. NYTimes.com: "Russ Grandinetti, the vice president of Kindle content for Amazon, suggested that the publishers should lower their e-book prices in response to consumer complaints. 'Setting a price for a Kindle book that is higher than its print counterpart makes no sense,' Mr. Grandinetti said in a statement ... 'It’s bad for readers and authors, and is illogical given the cost savings of digital. We’ve seen publishers do this in a few cases, and we’ve been urging them to stop.'"