Publishers Gouging Prices on E-books
Thursday, Oct. 1st, 2015 (1226 views)
s an avid reader, I was really excited that one of my favourite authors was releasing a new book. I went purchase it online and found out that the E-book was marked up 25 percent over the paperback. Price gouging at its finest.
The publishers are saving money on E-books as they have only a one time cost of porting the book to different formats and attaching a DRM. Physical books need paper, ink, printing, warehouse, human labour, store cut, distribution, mailing back unsold copies and store workers. Publishers are going to try to push prices as high as they can to maximize profits. As consumers we need to decide if we are will to accept being so blatantly gouged or send a message to the the publishers this is not acceptable.
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