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Nathan Bransford explains the e-book price wars

March 11, 2011

Tags: e-books, book publishing, price wars

In his piece on Why Some E-Books Cost More Than the Hardcover, former agent Nathan Bransford provides an excellent history and explanation of the price wars publishers are fighting with the online gorilla, Amazon, to preserve the value of e-books and level the playing field, so that brick and mortar stores can compete with discounted prices from the online vendors. An excellent explanation of the deep discounts associated with the agency model and the wholesale book model.

I've provided links to more articles on the subject, including the implications for authors, at Publishing and e-publishing
http://bit.ly/g3fQPt
especially E-book rights, developments, conflicts, and struggles for market