Personally, I have a bit of a mantra to myself that if the Kindle book is more than £5, I'm not going to buy it. Having said that, if it was a book I really, really wanted, or something that was clearly worth more then I would bend the rules a little bit. Most of the titles I want to buy do seem to fall somewhere around the £4 mark anyway.
I also think that the Kindle store makes it so much easier to buy, when going into an actual bookstore and handing across some pennies, or a card, is more of a mental hurdle to purchase - as well as having to carry the books home. Just clicking buy on the Amazon store and getting the book straight away is so simple and easy that I must be spending more on books than I ever have before.
I'm also curious about the concept of hardback books in shops. I never found them appealing, big and bulky and heavy to hold. I would always wait for the more convenient, and much cheaper, paperback. There isn't that same distinction on the Kindle, but even so, sometimes we are forced to wait for a new release to reach paperback phase before the price lowers for the digital version as well.
What are your thoughts? Do you have a limit to the price you'd pay for a book? How do you feel about ebook prices versus paper pricing?
mrschristine started this discussion 2 years ago. ( | permalink )