Thursday, December 16, 2010

Big Surprise: Google Undercuts Its Indie "Partners" on Price

eBookNewser gives an example: "... for the popular title The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, prices vary a lot among different Google eBook vendors. Google sells the eBook for $9.99, down from the list price of $26.00. Bay area independent bookstore Alibris has the eBook listed at $16.90. And Politics and Prose, an independent bookstore based in Washington DC, is selling the eBook for $18.20. The eBook is $9.99 in the Kindle store. If Google is going to match Amazon for extremely low pricing, then indie booksellers are going to have a tough time competing."