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Libraries Are Unsatisfied With E-Book Pricing Models | Forbes

Libraries Are Unsatisfied With E-Book Pricing Models | Forbes

The past six months have seen quite a lot of activism around libraries’ ability to buy books for readers. The issue at hand: e-book pricing. Libraries currently pay more than general consumers (i.e. end users) for e-books. Publishers provide a variety of pricing models for their e-book products, but there are flaws with each of […]

Research identifies new e-reader pricing strategy | Phys.Org

Research identifies new e-reader pricing strategy | Phys.Org

From Alexa to iTunes to Google Home, for the past few years, tech heavy hitters such as Amazon, Apple, and Google have been building strategic product combinations designed to lure in customers and lock down their loyalty. Now, new research released by Hui Li, assistant professor of marketing at the Tepper School of Business, suggests […]

Putting a price on Europe’s spending on scientific journals | Chemistry World

Putting a price on Europe’s spending on scientific journals | Chemistry World

Analysis comes as consortia of institutes revolt over price increases and open access across the continent Europe’s academic institutions and libraries are spending over €383 million (£333 million) on their biggest contracts with scientific publishers. The figures, gathered for the first time, cover the price of 66 of 88 so-called ‘big deal’ contracts in 2016–17. […]

HarperCollins settles over Jobs’ cartel | FudZilla

HarperCollins settles over Jobs’ cartel | FudZilla

A rather nasty chapter in Steve Jobs’ biography has finally drawn to a close after publisher HarperCollins has agreed to donate $120,000 in books as part of a settlement with a Canadian law enforcement agency. For those who came in very late,  Apple’s messiah Steve Jobs arranged a pricing cartel which jacked up the prices […]

Law firm that extracted $450M settlement in Apple e-books case is going after company for throttling iPhones | Apple Insider

Law firm that extracted $450M settlement in Apple e-books case is going after company for throttling iPhones | Apple Insider

Hagens Berman, the consumer rights law firm that successfully obtained a $450 million settlement from Apple over e-book price fixing, once again has the tech giant in its sights, and on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit over the iPhone throttling debacle. In a suit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of […]

Amazon bookstores offer peek into Whole Foods’ future | Fox Business

Amazon bookstores offer peek into Whole Foods’ future | Fox Business

The Seattle-based company launched its Amazon Books experiment about two years ago and has since used the locations to experiment with in-store pricing and selection. At its dozen stores in cities such as New York, Chicago and San Jose, Calif., prices aren’t marked. Instead, employees instruct shoppers to use their phones to scan a product […]

Understanding Penetration Pricing and Premium Pricing of your ebook on Amazon | Tiffany Writing

Understanding Penetration Pricing and Premium Pricing of your ebook on Amazon | Tiffany Writing

One of my daughters is a capable artist and headed to an undergraduate program in Medical Illustration soon. As an aside, she is getting smarter about posting her art to websites and beginning to think about how to charge for her work. I’ve recently had similar discussion with some other writers about how they price […]

We Need To Talk About Book Pricing by Tara Sparling | Writing.ie

We Need To Talk About Book Pricing by Tara Sparling | Writing.ie

Yesterday I was briefly let out of my cage to do a bit of investigating in three bookshops. The first was a big Irish chain. The second was a very big independent bookshop. The third was a very small independent bookshop. I went about each shop idly picking up titles to see how they were […]

Agency pricing didn’t restrain Amazon; it strengthened them | The Passive Voice

Agency pricing didn’t restrain Amazon; it strengthened them | The Passive Voice

Many, if not most, of the people in publishing houses I know have what they feel is a pretty clear picture of the changes we’re seeing in the business. There seems to be a strong consensus that the ebook share is leveling off or diminishing as opposed to print. And there is an enthusiasm about […]

The Question of Setting An eBook Pricing Strategy | Just Publishing Advice

The Question of Setting An eBook Pricing Strategy | Just Publishing Advice

Rethink your ebook pricing strategy These two graphs show clearly that it may be time for authors to do a rethink on how they price their ebooks for each market. While US ebook buyers appear to accept a wide price range as good buying value, and even increasing substantially at the $10.00 mark, UK ebook […]