What's the price of an ebook? £15 at Waterstones!!

I don't understand Waterstones ebook pricing strategy, I really don't.

They've just put up the prices on quite a few bestsellers to £15.85.

Does Waterstones really think anyone is going to pay them nearly £16 for the ebook version of Lee Child's "The Affair", when you can get the hardback from Waterstones itself for £9.49, or the same ebook for £8.49 from Apple, Google or Kobo; or the Kindle version for £6.79?

It's the same story but even worse with Gary Neville's autobiography, Red - £15.86 from Waterstones, against £4.99 from Amazon, Apple, Google and Kobo. Read more »

FutureBook chart with Luzme prices

Here's this week's Futurebook chart with Luzme prices.

If it doesn't show up, then you can see the original live at http://luzme.com/chart/futurebook. Read more »

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Are UK ebook bestseller prices trending down?

I've started to do some historical analysis of the ebook price data I've been collecting.

In honour of the fact that I'm now going to be blogging for the Bookseller magazine, I decided to look at the UK market first.

(I'm not sure whether I'm going to be able to add the images to the Futurebook blog; check the original at http://luzme.com/blog/2011/06/uk-ebook-bestseller-prices-trending-down/ if necessary) Read more »

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