posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 12:49 AM
I don't know how much e-books are on the iPad. I do know that recently my wife paid less than $20 for the entire Hunger Games series on her Kindle
Fire. She also routinely gets books for $0.99. It sounds to me like Apple and the big publishers are missing the boat on e-books the way Sony and
others missed the MP3 revolution.
This is a move by publishers to maintain inflated value. Apple had no qualms allowing them to fleece the public if they could insert their company in
a position to build a monopoly. Unfortunately, Amazon followed suit to protect a large portion of it's business. They didn't want the publishers
pulling the books and leaving them bankrupt.
It is sad to see the publishing industry acting like RIAA. It is even sadder that people still cultishly fawn over every new iProduct when stories
like this continue to surface.
edit on 12-4-2012 by MikeNice81 because: (no reason given)