E-books have no supply — if I buy one, it doesn’t reduce how many remain, because theoretically infinite copies remain. No cost to reprint. No cost to remake. It just… sits out there, attempting to be the very embodiment of the Long Tail.
This is what the audience sees and believes.
It matters little what the e-book actually costs.
It only matters what the audience thinks they should cost.
But since this is about us, the audience, then we should say so ourselves, whatever our opinions may be. So tell us:
Would you be willing to pay more for an e-book from an indie publisher than from, say, Penguin?
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I would certainly pay more for an ebook from an indie publisher than a major publisher, but… it also depends on what that cost is. I’ve personally come to believe $10 for a book is very reasonable, including ebooks. I might be willing to pay $15 for an ebook from an indie publisher. But $25 from either indie or established? That’s probably pushing it.