I have an ebook library. I will permit anyone to check out any book that I currently have in circulation. The only requirement is that you return it to me as an email attachment after 20 years. Stiff penalties are enforced if you do not return the book within the 20-year time frame.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tree's books" <treebook@...> wrote:
> I agree
> they are charging way too much for ebooks
> especially when they are old books that have been OOP
> when there was a series I followed, I would wait a year and get a copy at Half Price Books
> for about a fifth of the original price.
> but if I want to buy an epub of the same out-dated books they want to charge me a new price.
> so I don't get it.
> even when it's a new book, the ebook is often the same price as the paper book.
> and what happens to paper books that aren't purchased??
> there's no loss when a digital book isn't being purchased anymore.
> ----- Original Message -----
> Well, OK, but let's pretend there is some justification for the CDs' price since
> they (needlessly and anachronistically) involve physical goods to deliver.
> What escapes me, though, is how an *e-book*, something entirely non-physical,
> can *ever* be more expensive than a paperback edition of the same book.
> The only plausible explanation for that is likely... greed. .....
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