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by PassiveGuy
April 21st, 2011, 9:10 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 99 Cent E-Books and the Tragedy of the Commons
Replies: 10
Views: 2682

Re: 99 Cent E-Books and the Tragedy of the Commons

J.T. - You are so right. My great uncle sells mass market paperbacks for 25 cents every few months in his driveway, which shows that . . . let's see . . . which shows that Amanda Hocking's readers value her ebooks more than my great uncle values his mass market paperbacks. Or something. You don't th...
by PassiveGuy
April 21st, 2011, 7:12 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 99 Cent E-Books and the Tragedy of the Commons
Replies: 10
Views: 2682

Re: 99 Cent E-Books and the Tragedy of the Commons

But, as I and others have pointed out elsewhere in these Forums and on Nathan's blog, the best-selling e-books are as much or more expensive than mass market or even trade paperbacks. It seems readers value such e-books more than some writers do! I just checked Kindle's Fiction Bestseller List: #1 ...
by PassiveGuy
April 21st, 2011, 6:24 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 99 Cent E-Books and the Tragedy of the Commons
Replies: 10
Views: 2682

Re: 99 Cent E-Books and the Tragedy of the Commons

Claude - Good comment, but you short-changed some of the points you made in your blog. The link to the specific post is http://bit.ly/he3het

I particularly liked the point about "probably the most intelligent thing about ebooks is that famous $0.99 selling price."
by PassiveGuy
April 20th, 2011, 12:03 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: E-Publishing in general
Replies: 16
Views: 4022

Re: E-Publishing in general

Tracy - I really like your pricing idea a lot and have a blog post about it that will show up in about an hour, at 1:15 Eastern Time. The post centers around how the ramp-up pricing idea might work for a new Stephanie Meyer novel, Blood on the Saddle, a vampire western. The Passive Voice - http://ww...
by PassiveGuy
April 19th, 2011, 1:00 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 99 Cent E-Books and the Tragedy of the Commons
Replies: 10
Views: 2682

Re: 99 Cent E-Books and the Tragedy of the Commons

Good points, Doug. I didn't think about Bobbs-Merril, et al., since I was in full-flight toward my idea about how many free reads are included in the sale of every printed book.

Maybe this is a good argument for never selling a printed book to anyone, period. :)
by PassiveGuy
April 19th, 2011, 11:00 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 99 Cent E-Books and the Tragedy of the Commons
Replies: 10
Views: 2682

99 Cent E-Books and the Tragedy of the Commons

I found Nathan's post about the tragedy of the commons very thought-provoking. However, the thoughts it provoked did not agree with Nathan's. Here's part of a blog response I posted: In the present US market (and I suspect elsewhere), if you consider the number of times a book is read most of those ...