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Query re Pricing of books

Post by hatusu » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:09 am

Ive just had an email to advise me that one of my favourite authors, Kate Ellis has a new book out. Can anybody explain the reason why the Kindle edition is £5 more expensive than the paperback edition? I would have though it would be the other way round (not a complaint, a genuine question).



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Re: Query re Pricing of books

Post by Who2 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:22 am

There are loads of 'ladies books at ACE charity shop, plus exchange 2 for 1.
Most normally priced at under 20le.... 8)
Ps: Just noticed Ms Ellis pens detective novels not Downton Abbey type books.
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Re: Query re Pricing of books

Post by Horus » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:52 am

Hatusu, basically Amazon have no control over the e-book version, so if someone has taken the effort to produce the e-book then they can ask whatever they want to charge for it, very similar to an audio version of a novel or paperback. For example I have some audio books by famous authors being read by well known personalities and some are over 40 hours long, so imagine the expense of producing that as opposed to a paperback.
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Re: Query re Pricing of books

Post by newcastle » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:54 am

hatusu wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:09 am
Ive just had an email to advise me that one of my favourite authors, Kate Ellis has a new book out. Can anybody explain the reason why the Kindle edition is £5 more expensive than the paperback edition? I would have though it would be the other way round (not a complaint, a genuine question).
I’ve just looked on Amazon....are we talking about “Dead Man’s Lane”?

If so, the Kindle price is £5.99 and the paperback £6.99.

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Re: Query re Pricing of books

Post by newcastle » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:05 am

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Re: Query re Pricing of books

Post by hatusu » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:10 am

Not Dead Mans Lane but "The Burial Circle"


The Burial Circle (Wesley Peterson)
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Releasing on 6 Feb. 2020

Hardcover: £18.47

Kindle Edition: £13.99

Paperback: £8.99

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Re: Query re Pricing of books

Post by newcastle » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:27 am

Aaahhh...I see. Apologies. I was confused by your reference to a book now out.

Here’s an explanation:

https://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Savi ... st-so-much

If I were you, I’d hang on until next Feb and keep my fingers crossed :lol:

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Re: Query re Pricing of books

Post by hatusu » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:48 am

Well Im certainly not going to pay £13.99 no matter how good it is, I'll just go back and reread the others. Its no problem because its like watching all the reruns of Poirot, Miss Marple etc when i go back in the summer ie no matter how many times Ive read/watched them - I can never remember Who Done It! (There are advantages in getting older)

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Re: Query re Pricing of books

Post by newcastle » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:41 am

hatusu wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:48 am
Well Im certainly not going to pay £13.99 no matter how good it is, I'll just go back and reread the others. Its no problem because its like watching all the reruns of Poirot, Miss Marple etc when i go back in the summer ie no matter how many times Ive read/watched them - I can never remember Who Done It! (There are advantages in getting older)
I can relate to that! :lol:

I speed read which often means the “plot” of a novel vanishes from memory after a short while.

I have a vast Kindle library and can always turn to a book I bought a couple of years ago and enjoy reading it as if it were new. Only the odd incident makes me wonder “have I read this before ? “ :ni:

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Re: Query re Pricing of books

Post by HEPZIBAH » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:31 pm

Could it be that these are pre-release prices? Wondering if it will be more realistic once on the shelves.
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Re: Query re Pricing of books

Post by Horus » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:25 pm

I think you are correct on that Hepzi, most of this stuff starts to drop after a few weeks of being out and I would expect that Kindle version to be much cheaper.
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Re: Query re Pricing of books

Post by Alistair1967 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:50 am

E-books are subject to VAT, printed books are not. Odd but true.

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