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message 1: by Rowena, Group Owner (new)

Rowena (Rowenacherry) | 685 comments Mod
Math of Publishing Meets the E-Book
By MOTOKO RICH
Published: February 28, 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/01/bus...

"In the emerging world of e-books, many consumers assume it is only logical that publishers are saving vast amounts by not having to print or distribute paper books, leaving room to pass along those savings to their customers.

Publishers largely agree..."


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/01/bus...


Here's an interesting quote from the second page of the article.

“If you want bookstores to stay alive, then you want to slow down this movement to e-books,” said Mike Shatzkin, chief executive of the Idea Logical Company, a consultant to publishers. “The simplest way to slow down e-books is not to make them too cheap.”


message 2: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Elsborg But if they are expensive, won't that encourage more piracy?


message 3: by Guido (new)

Guido Henkel (GuidoHenkel) | 54 comments Mod
History has shown that pricing has very little to do with piracy. Typically that is just a make-belief argument brought forth that has been proven wrong over and again.


message 4: by Rowena, Group Owner (new)

Rowena (Rowenacherry) | 685 comments Mod
I wonder if this is the article someone was looking for on IWOFA


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