OK. I'm always a little slow on the uptake with these things, but whose side was I supposed to be on? Amazon didn't want to raise the price of eBooks from $10 to $15.
To me, that's good for readers. I don't want to pay that much for an eBook. It's ELECTRONIC for gosh sakes! Can't tell me the cost of production has gone up nearly 50%. Frankly, I think $10 is outrageous to pay for a bunch of electrons.
And the extra $5 ISN'T going to raise how much the writer gets. It's all going into the publisher's coffers.
So from my standpoint, Amazon was in the right.
Am I misunderstanding this?
Once Amazon has made the Kindle the e-book standard and is able to force all e-book publishers to pay licensing fees and release their books in Kindle format, they intend to raise the prices to an amount that will cover the publisher's expenses, the Kindle license, and of course, profit. If you'll recall, the expenses for an e-book are only a dollar or two less than the expenses for a paper book.