Tag: e-book pricing

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This Week’s Articles (3/04-3/10/2012)

Here are some articles I’ve found of interest this week: New research from Library Resource Services indicates that test scores are higher in schools with an endorsed librarian (as opposed to a library staffed solely by parent volunteers and/or a library aide.) — School Library Journal “No Surprise, E-reader Use… Read more »

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Replacing My Print Library?

Joe Konrath, successful thriller author and promoter of self-publishing, recently blogged about getting rid of some of his [paper] books.  According to Konrath, he has replaced a number of them with e-books, and plans to replace many of the remaining books. Judging by the 150-plus comments he’s gotten, he struck… Read more »

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E-book Sales Overtake Traditional Formats?

CNN reports that, according to an Association of American Publishers study, February’s e-book sales topped sales for “all other formats” for the first time ever.  This isn’t particularly surprising, given the number of e-reader devices and e-books currently available.  Unfortunately, the figures are less than informative.  The study depended not… Read more »

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Recommended: Adin’s “Valuing E:Books”

Rich Adin has an interesting post about e-book pricing over on The Digital Reader blog.  In “Valuing E-books: Is It a Sensory Problem?”, he compares e-books to things like Starbucks coffee and movies, which we are willing to pay premium prices for, and wonders why the same isn’t true of… Read more »

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