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Do prices tend to increase, decrease, or stay the same during the holiday season (i.e. Christmas, Hanukkah, etc.)? From my experience, book prices tend to be reduced around the holiday season, September-January, to drive sales when some people buy tablets or mobile devices as gifts or even on Black Friday. Depending on the e-retailer there are some ...


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There are three main factors why the price can be lower. One is transportation costs. The second is the 'cutting out the middleman'. The third is the cost of producing the physical book. The physical transport costs and the need for human handling fall away if a book is transferred electronically. This is both the case when buying in a bookstore or from an ...


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The short answer is that any website offering permanent access to large numbers of copyrighted books, for very little money, from multiple publishers is unlikely to be legitimate. HumbleBundle offers its bundles for limited time. Book Barbarian, ManyBooks, BookBub, Luzme, and no doubt many others, search the web on your behalf and find books that are ...


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There are lots of factors that influence a company's decision to make a ebook price lower. The main reason would most likely be is an ebook doesn't require as much funds to produce as it does to produce a print book, thus resulting in the price being lower. You could also say that since the demand is high and the quantity is very high (unlimited), this ...


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Since some users want to close this question as off-topic or opinion based, I decided to give my own tentative answer, based on my own thinking since I asked the question, and influenced by some of the comments. I am well aware of cost issues in publishing, but I have little experience as a customer where e-books are concerned. Having to fix my own price as ...


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This would depend on the publisher, and as you mention, it's difficult to prove that you bought the book unless you bought it directly from the publisher and they have a record of it. Many publishers will offer discounts if you're buying both the ebook version and the print version, so it doesn't hurt to ask if you've bought directly from a publisher, but if ...


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I don't have any substantial answer to your question, but I have been thinking hard about it over the years. Let me summarize some dynamics of ebook pricing and then talk about "fair price." Ebook production is a very speculative business. You have no idea whether there even exists an audience for your product. Pricing for digital goods is elastic. You ...


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I am not sure what you consider an interesting book. That depends much on the reader. Anyway, I edited your question to remove the reference to "interesting books", since it is a matter of opinion and as such is generally a proscribed issue on StackExchange. Asking for, or giving a list of places where you can find free ebooks is also proscribed, as it can ...


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The price range is determined by the royalty rate and file size, not the subject matter. Amazon KDP price guidelines vary by: the royalty rate (35% or 70%) the file size of the ebook (if the 35% rate is chosen) As of April 15, 2016, the List Price Requirements page for Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing gave the following minimum and maximum prices for sales ...


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