What is a fair E-book price?


Readers assume the cost of printing, storing, and transporting print books are major factors determining the price of print books. Readers, therefore, believe that e-books should be much less than paper books, even paperback books. E-books costing near the price of print books seem like "rip offs." Therefore, the price of e-book relative to the price of print books affects readers' acceptance and purchase of e-books. This, in turn, affects the future perceived value and circulation of library collections. The following articles grapple with the question, "What should be a fair price for e-books?"

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting blog, thank you!
    Is there any openly available information on the cost of buying unlimited number of ebook copies versus just one or even say 10 simultaneous borrowers?

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