This is a discussion on This ebook thing is expensive!!! within the iBooks forums, part of the iPad App Store category; Originally Posted by Technician I use Kobo, I out of spite because of the fact Apple took 4 months to sell anything in Canada will ...
yeah i like amazon so i can read it on my android phone if im out on the train etc.
I bought no angel from amazon at a £1 ($1.5) where as itunes was £6 ($9.2)
The free 12 days app is a little disappointing at the moment with one book that was free anyway
Being brand new to all of this. Just got the IPad on Dec. 29.
Some questions and observations.....
1. Why can't I buy directly from publishers? Or can I?
2. Why when I buy the hard copy of a book do I not get an electronic version as well?
(When I buy a DVD I can receive up to 4 versions of the same movie (BluRay, 3D, reg, and an electronic download) all for ~$20-$30...
3. Why when I buy more than 1 e-book from Kobo... Do I have to pay for them all separately?
4. Like others have said... These things are expensive and in my opinion if the publishers and book sellers don't find easier and cheaper ways to make the content available they just might drive people away from electronic books.....
And one more thing I discovered.... Don't switch off night reading while you are reading your iPad in the dark...
I see Amazon in the US is trialling/doing a 14 day lend a book to friends and family, I think this is a cracking idea but sadly not for authors and businesses
Stanza has direct access to SmashWords which is one of the major self-publishing houses as well as Random House and Harlequin to name just a few.
Another free app called WattPad is another place for self-published works claiming to have over 100,000 titles for free!
I think that in the Long run, the Book publication (paper) will die.
Same as the record market for songs.
The MP3 killed the Record companies.
The ePUB will eventually kill the Printed book industry.
I personally used to go into a used book store every other month to look and buy books.
( I have a nice eXcel list).
Well . I don't go there any more. I the last 2 month I added 63 ePUB books ( All Top Best sallers) .
It was not from the iStore nether from Amazon...
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i do it pretty much the same way, but it still gets expensive at times
I have not bought any books from the apple store -too few and too expensive! Amazon much better priced and choice. If apple block them i'll move to kindle for ebooks for sure. I don't understand why such an amazing product (iPad) can fail to deliver on books...