Comments on: Book pricing datapoints of the day http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/18/book-pricing-datapoints-of-the-day/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: DanHess http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/18/book-pricing-datapoints-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-21110 Thu, 18 Nov 2010 20:01:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6210#comment-21110 Off topic:

Felix, huge story on the collapse of microcredit in the Times. This is right up your alley.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/world/ asia/18micro.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=homepa ge

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By: ShemC http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/18/book-pricing-datapoints-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-21109 Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:14:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6210#comment-21109 A lot has been written about this issue elsewhere. A quick google will bring you up to speed on amazon’s battle with publishers, why books from Random House are not available in the iBookstore. And yes, a non-$9.99 book has been the #1 kindle book before, quite a few times. The bestselling kindle book is almost always the same as the bestselling physical book. If it happens to be from a publisher that uses the agency pricing model it is unlikely to be $9.99.

The $9.99 boycott thing is a bit of a canard. Isn’t it odd that “average joes” commenting on amazon conform to amazon’s pricing scheme? Why don’t they agitate for $8.99. Or $1.99? I like that better than $9.99.

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