Thursday Midday News and Deals: Prices Up Says DWJ; Prices Down Says Data
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Curiously the Wall Street Journal warns readers of ebooks that ebook prices are going up and in some cases are actually higher than the print versions.
As the ebook data from e-Book Market View shows:
Isolated cases and macro-trends aside, for most of the books that people buy, the price has actually dropped significantly since last Christmas.
The average price of an Amazon Kindle best-seller on Christmas day 2010 was $8.21 and 17 of the 100 books on the list were priced $2.99 or lower, according to data provided by e-Book Market View.
Read more at DigitalBookWorld.com: Has the Price of E-Books Really Increased? | Digital Book World http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2011/has-the-price-of-e-books-really-increased/#ixzz1gcZdvXKN
Not to mention Avon’s reduction in their digital book prices for the frontlist books for January, February and March.
In the UK, over half of the paintings in the public domain are now online and available for study.
Paintings is the first national online museum of all publicly owned oil paintings in the UK. It was launched in June of this year (2011) by the Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) and the BBC. Today it has been announced that a further 40,000 paintings have been uploaded to the site since the launch, taking the total to 104,000 paintings, over half the national collection.
Harlequin’s Holiday deal today is a free download of Jaci Burton’s A Rare Gift.
Diesel Ebooks deal of the day is Elyse Mady’s Something So Right for $.80.
Reader Emily emailed me and shared that Medallion Press has really good deals on its books. Most of the books are priced at $3.99. Judith James’ Broken Wing was a favorite of Kristie J, a long time romance reader and according to Reader Emily, Anna Louise Lucia is a well reviewed romantic suspense author.