walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

Forbes buys Amazon's framing


The article quotes the monopoly framing, and presents the 9.99 price point as competitive and Amazon's behavior as trying to "hold the line".

Honestly, I know that Forbes produces drivel in a limited number of flavors, but this is kinda silly even for them.

ETA: PC World did better.


Arguing for more (and less) to compensate for price hike: release ebooks on same day as new in hardcover, remove DRM, let us loan out our ebooks. Straightforward.

ETAYA: Barron's blogger makes a funny.


The tumbling refers to the objectively measurable impact on the stock price.

"...which is likely to lead to higher prices - and lower sales..."

That's funny. Look, the logical market for the kindle is and always was the 2+ new in hardcover a week market. It pays out _fast_ at that point, and the convenience is huge; you don't have to stop by a shop to get your fix and you don't have to dispose of the hardcovers when you are done with them. This crowd is used to dropping a couple thou on books a year. You cannot convince me they are going to blink if the per hit cost goes from around $10 to around $15. You can't. Don't even try.

Do these authors know what a decent beer costs these days? Heck, what a cheap dinner out at a decent thai restaurant costs?
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