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JWolf January 6 2013 03:34 PM

eBook prices getting stupid
 
Why is it some Star Trek eBook prices are getting stupid?

Reap the Whirlwind $15.29.
The Eugenics Wars, Vol. 1 $18.02
Rosetta $13.66
Missing in Action $12.54
Burning Dreams $12.56
Seeds of Rage $10.92
Demands of Honor $10.92
Dominion and Ferenginar $12.02
Unspoken truth $13.66
A Fury Scorned $10.37

These are prices from BooksOnBoard who has the lowest prices. You'll find all of these even higher at Amazon. Who (at S&S) actually thinks these prices are reasonable. And these are not all the stupid prices, just some.

zarkon January 6 2013 03:55 PM

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look forward to it getting even worse as the physical book market winds down.

Relayer1 January 6 2013 04:18 PM

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And then they act surprised when people opt for bootleg copies...

Defcon January 6 2013 04:28 PM

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Good thing agency pricing is gone, eh?

JoeZhang January 6 2013 04:48 PM

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It is because those are rare editions - hard to duplicate the electrons.

ATimson January 6 2013 05:15 PM

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It looks to me like these are all titles whose mass-market edition is out-of-print, and S&S is tying the ebook price to their print-on-demand edition instead.

TJ Sinclair January 6 2013 07:15 PM

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Yet another reason why I almost always stick to public libraries these days...

tomswift2002 January 6 2013 09:04 PM

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"A Fury Scorned" commanding more than $10? I'm pretty sure that I could find a copy at a used book store for $2-$5. (Not to mention that the book originally came out 17 years ago.)

Wereghost January 6 2013 09:10 PM

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If I had to guess, I'd say that Trek books appeal to an increasingly select market and the sellers have to increase the price in order to make their money back, knowing that Trek fans will pay the extra, however reluctantly.

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JoeZhang wrote: (Post 7495594)
It is because those are rare editions - hard to duplicate the electrons.

+1. It's the overheads.

JWolf January 6 2013 10:21 PM

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Quote:

Wereghost wrote: (Post 7496578)
If I had to guess, I'd say that Trek books appeal to an increasingly select market and the sellers have to increase the price in order to make their money back, knowing that Trek fans will pay the extra, however reluctantly.

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JoeZhang wrote: (Post 7495594)
It is because those are rare editions - hard to duplicate the electrons.

+1. It's the overheads.

It's nothing to do with overhead. It's what ATimson said.

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ATimson wrote: (Post 7495693)
It looks to me like these are all titles whose mass-market edition is out-of-print, and S&S is tying the ebook price to their print-on-demand edition instead.

The thing is, all this is going to do is drive away customers. People aren't going to pay that much for eBooks that old. And yes, they might turn to the dark side to find them. The people in charge at S&S who decided to tie the eBook prices t the print-on-demand prices should be fired. This is going to hurt the Trek line big time for people who are newish to Trek books. They'll see these stupid prices and not bother.

zarkon January 6 2013 10:45 PM

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Quote:

Wereghost wrote: (Post 7496578)
If I had to guess, I'd say that Trek books appeal to an increasingly select market and the sellers have to increase the price in order to make their money back, knowing that Trek fans will pay the extra, however reluctantly.

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JoeZhang wrote: (Post 7495594)
It is because those are rare editions - hard to duplicate the electrons.

+1. It's the overheads.

He was being sarcastic

Wereghost January 6 2013 10:50 PM

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^ Facetious - as was I.

JWolf January 6 2013 11:28 PM

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When a new Trek book is released, buy it then (be it eBook or pBook), don't wait because once it's out-of-print, the price is going to rise significantly now that S&S knows how to legally raise the price.

zarkon January 6 2013 11:30 PM

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Wereghost wrote: (Post 7497049)
^ Facetious - as was I.

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JD January 7 2013 02:12 AM

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I don't mind paying a little more for e-books, but damn those are starting to push it even for me.

I was looking around at Trek e-books for the Nook, and there are other older books that are only $5.99US. Then some other older books are $8.99US. I haven't been able to figure out if there is a system to it, or it is completely random.


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