Saturday, November 19, 2011

Outrageous


I was just checking out Amazon for some good book deals and came across this. Who in their right mind would buy it. Check out the Kindle price!

OK - unless you click on it, you can't really see the price. But they are asking $19.56 for the ebook and $10.20 for the print book.

12 comments:

Penelope said...

Holy Canastas! S&S has lost their freakin' minds. That book should be named "Take Me For A Freakin' Ride."

Kristie (J) said...

I know!!!! Isn't that wild what they have the balls to charge??

Dev said...

That's crazy. BTW - I read this quite a few years ago. It's a good book - but I got it free from the library :-)

Kristie (J) said...

Dev, just for the heck of it I checked how much Kobo were charging. $16.99 for the ebook and $15.99 for print.

Carolyn said...

I'd think twice about any ebook at that price, much less a Romance.

I don't mean that as a slam at Romance, but usually they're paperbacks at $7.99 or tradebacks at $9.99, or something along those lines. Shoot, you can get hardbacks cheaper with discounts.

I really feel for the author, don't think many books will be sold at that price.

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

I think someone has lost there marbles LOL.

Kristie (J) said...

Carolyn, I get what you mean. I'm not sure if this is a trade size since even the paperback is kind of pricey. But to charge over $19.00 is truly nuts.

Laurie, lol. Not just the publishers who are asking that much, but also anyone who would pay that much for an ebook.

azteclady said...

Fiction? Yes.

New book? No.

Over USD$10 for print? Hell, no way.

More than that for an electronic copy? Are you fucking kidding me?





Any chance this is a mistake somewhere?

nath said...

Ugh, that sucks Kristie!!

Not that it excuses the pricing, but I think part of the reason is this is an older book. In any case, you're better off just ordering the print copy online ^_^;

Kristie (J) said...

Nath, it wasn't a book I was planning on getting so I'm fine with that part of it. It's just the insanity of the pricing - charging that much MORE for an ebook.

AL, I don't know if it's a mistake or not. Part of me thinks that has to be an error, but then when I looked at the pricing through Chapters, while not quite as bad as at Amazon, it was still more for an ebook and way to high. So I'm thinking that is indeed what they have the nerve to charge!!

Mary G said...

Hi Kristie
It was a trade size. Same thing with True Shot by Joyce Lamb: $7.99for the paperback & $10.24 for the kindle book. For both it says "price was set by the publisher". Very annoying. we nned to ,protest with the publshers. What's the reason for the higher cost to Canadians with the dollar almost at par too.

Allison('s)Reads said...

Hi Kristie, hope you are well! Your post is pushing all my (angry) red buttons! I've watched ebook editions not being available to Canadian readers due to geographic restrictions, to becoming this: outrageously priced. We're almost better off having it unavailable! The publishers clearly want to dissuade us from buying ebook and going print instead and/or they're gouging us on the ebook price to pad their losses from lower print sales. Either way it makes me angry and less inclined to read/buy books. Which is a big loss for everyone involved, in my little insignificant opinion...