A few days ago I was browsing through Amazon’s selection of books to figure out which books are the hottest sellers out there. To my surprise, I found a couple of books who were being sold for about $9 as paperback but $9.99 in the Kindle store. Now the problem with that is why would anyone want to buy the Kindle edition for more? I am actually interested to see if anyone of you guys would consider paying more for Kindle books, but to me that would be unreasonable.
Today I checked the same books, and it seems that Amazon is now matches the prices of both editions for these books. While still unreasonable, at least Amazon is paying attention. In my book, Amazon Kindle books should be prices at least 20-30% lower than their paperbook counterparts. Some say that all books should be in $0.99 – $4.99 range, but I can’t see that happening for $100 college books.
I am interested to hear your thoughts on this. Should Amazon charge the same for a paperback book and its Kindle version? Would you consider paying more for Kindle books?