Sunday, October 25, 2009

Why the huge price differences??

Posted by Unknown at 1:52 PM
So I'm really perplexed by the significant price differences that I see between Amazon and BN.

Here is an example:

Hot on Her Heels
by Susan Mallery
Available at Amazon (preorder) in Kindle format: $5.75
Available at (preorder) in ebook format: $7.20
Yes that is a difference of $1.45!

Both sellers list the Mass Market Paperback price at $7.99

Neither Fictionwise nor show the book. Of course, I don't think they ever show books before they are available. Makes it hard to maintain a wishlist on those sites. In my experience, these ebook sellers would tend more to the price than the Amazon price.

So how can this be??? What is the factor driving the price differences? Can someone help me understand? I just don't get it. Who is driving these ebook prices...the publisher or the seller?


Anonymous said...

i think the kindle thing is that they are only compatible with the kindle readers.... not sure about the price issue, but it isnt fair. I'm dying to get an eReader but the formatting and price isues are stopping me :(

Unknown on October 25, 2009 at 3:41 PM said...

No kidding. My spending is UP significantly over last year. But I love the flexibility of reading electronically.


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