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Subject: Barnes and Nobles raised Ebook prices
Date Posted: 3/9/2011 7:46 PM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2008
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In the last week I have really noticed that the prices for Ebooks have gone up anywhere from 2 to 5 dollars each. . There was a few that I was thinking about buying for my Nook color. One was Fallen by Lauren Kate. It was $5 for a long time, then it went to 7.99 for a few days and now it is 9.99. Come on--they doubled the price. Makes me mad. A few from the fever series by Karen Marie Moning all did about the same but they only went up about 2 or 3 dollars a peice.

Most of the time I get my Nook reading material from the Free Library of Philadelphia--now I can see why. Has anyone else noticed this too?

Date Posted: 3/9/2011 7:56 PM ET
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Last week or so Random House joined the Agency 5 in matching prices with the same agreements. So a lot (if not all) their prices went up overnight. It was discussed Here.

I'm sure their prices will be changed to higher levels as they go through their inventory and re-adjust prices.

Ed. to add that the new pricing agreements with Apple last year changed the way the Publishing industry does business with ebooks. Retailer can now not buy in bulk and discount, like Amazon used to do with best sellers at $9.99 although they paid full price to the publisher. Now, the web sites can only act act as middlemen, and can't sell the ebook for what they want. Publishers who use the new business model set the price.

Discounts and coupons are not allowed on Agency books. So it's not B&N setting the price for those books any more.


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