[LMB] OT: Rivers of London-Publisher ethics

Caroline Tabach ctabach at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 11:52:34 GMT 2018


However, the paperbacks of the first books were very cheap on the book
depository.

I have not read them, why do people recommend this series?

Caroline Tabach
ctabach at gmail.com

בתאריך יום ה׳, 15 בנוב׳ 2018, 11:35, מאת Gordon Jackson <gordon at gordonj.net
>:

> I have added an OT: marker and added to the subject line.
>
> It is pricey in the UK too, at £9.99 for the Kindle version. If you go to
> the Amazon page for the book you will see near the price the words "This
> price was set by the publisher." This is due to ongoing efforts by
> publishers to cling to their legacy business model by artificially raising
> the price of new release ebooks in order to bolster sales of the first
> edition hardback. In some cases the ebook price is actually higher than the
> discounted price of the hardback. I don't believe that authors actually see
> much or any of the extra cost as the object is not to actually sell ebooks
> at the higher price but to drive ebook sales down.
>
> The publishers and Apple were charged by the US FTC with price fixing and
> Apple and the Publisher defendants lost. Despite this the practice
> continues. Some publishers also 'window' ebook sales, IE delay the release,
> another despicable practice.
>
> Cheers, Gordon
>
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> >"Lies Sleeping" is now up on Amazon UK.
> >
> It is pre-order on Amazon US. Pricey!!! The Kindle book is $12.99, which is
> a lot for a Kindle book.
>
> Harvey
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