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Old December 20 2012, 08:05 PM   #815
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Re: La-La Land to release 15-disc original series score set

Christopher wrote: View Post
It's the same with books. A lot of people assume that e-books should be much cheaper than physical books because they don't have the same printing and shipping costs, but actually, if a book is published in large quantities, economies of scale mean that printing and shipping cost merely pennies per book.
The publisher gets a bigger cut of list price on ebooks than on print books - 70% versus ~50%. So while the costs per unit may be the same, they're still making a larger profit on each sale.

Obviously that's not the case here - they'd get less on a download than on the CDs, unless La La Land started doing their own digital sales.
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