I have always been an avid reader. I read a lot. More and more, I prefer to read in ebook format, for the convenience.
For ten years, I’ve been irritated about the ham-handedness of big publishers who insist on high prices for an etext that cannot be loaned or sold as a print book can. (Sometimes they’ve even tried charging more for an etext as an early release strategy.)
Happily, this inequity/iniquity is finally finding a growing voice as the ebook audience grows. Kassia Krozser explains the issue very well in Monday’s “Ebooks, Prices, Consumers, Choices. Again.” entry at Booksquare.com.
(Also happily, this is still a great time for small publishers to build a fan base in epublishing before the big boys figure out what the hell they’re doing. Time to get a few more things published at Popcorn Press!)