Friday, June 21, 2013

How much is too much for a ebook?

Today I was doing some ebook shopping, as one does on a boring afternoon, and I came across something so shocking it stopped me cold.  A ebook on B&N that was $15 dollars!  No joke.  $15 dollars!  So it got me thinking, how much is too much?

Most of the books I buy are between .99 and 5.99.  I rarely even see books more expensive than that.  I totally get having to pay a larger amount for a physical novel.  That makes sense to me given that they are in print and such, but to get a book digitally that is more expensive than I would say $10 is a bit much.  Right?

Am I the only person who thinks this is highway robbery?  I am willing to pay a bit more for a author that I enjoy the work of.  But not at the tune of $15 that I have to digitally download.  This made me cringe.

Ok rant over...



  1. Oh, I think we have all ranted about that. I reluctantly paid $10 for an ebook. It was the last one in a series and I really, really wanted it--still I managed to hold out for a month. Of course writers need to get paid, and editors, and so on but--I think that $9.99 was my limit. I love to read and I am a voracious reader--if I spend lots on one book I have to forgo others. I don't recall the name of the book that I passed up at $12.99 so I guess I didn't miss much.

    1. Hi Cathy!

      It is nice to see it isn't just me. Of course I want writers to be paid for what they write and I realize there is a cost there to be covered, but sheesh.

      Yeah if you can't remember what the book was or even a synopsis it is safe to say it wasn't worth your $12.99! =)

      Thank you for stopping by!



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