Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The pricing on books gets kind of ludicrous sometimes. In the old days, it used to be simple: hard cover books were more expensive than paperback ones. I never could fathom the reason behind this. But now, it seems that ebooks are sometimes the most expensive edition, as the example in this article shows. This makes even less sense since there is zero cost to reproducing an ebook. However, it probably makes sense to the publisher who is trying to protect its printing business.