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On the Kindle

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

I’ve had a Kindle for about 6 months now.  It’s a nice device, but it’s quite annoying that I can have new hardcover books shipped to me for 2/3 of the price of the Kindle edition.  Why should the Kindle book – which costs nothing to print, and nearly nothing to store and ship – cost 33% more than a full-size hardcover book?  (This ignores the much lower cost of the paperback – which is the edition most comparable to a Kindle edition, anyhow.)

Were the Kindle books a little more price competitive, I’d have probably bought about five times as many Kindle books as I have now.