Mon, 18/03/2013 - 10:35
Amazon is raising prices on its 20p e-books after Sony ended the 20p promotion on its own eReader store.
Sony began the promotion, offering selected books at 20p, in July 2012 in an attempt to attract readers to its e-book site. The offer was soon matched by Amazon offering the same...
Mon, 18/02/2013 - 09:01
Authors have admitted they welcome the “huge boost” in sales when their e-books are sold at rock-bottom prices, despite concern over the long-term impact.
It is believed individual authors have earned in the hundreds of thousands from books included in the long-running 20p promotion on Sony and Amazon.
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 10:26
The book business is often accused of sleepwalking into situations it later regrets: Amazon; the end of the Net Book Agreement; the ultimately uneconomic growth of the big-box retailers over the past two decades. Is the 20p e-book another example of this?
The promotion was started by Sony last summer, and went largely unnoticed until...
Mon, 17/12/2012 - 08:40
Sony has said it will continue to offer 20p e-books into the new year, extending the promotion that has seen titles from Ken Follett and James Herbert sold at the low price.
The offer began in July as a way to draw readers to Sony's Reader Store, and was matched by Amazon, which began selling the same e-book titles at 20p on the...
Mon, 17/09/2012 - 08:25
Readers can buy a digital copy of James Herbert’s new hardback bestseller for only 20p, despite a list price of £18.99.
Herbert's latest book Ash was released by Macmillan on August 30th and is currently at number two in the original fiction bestseller list at an average selling price of £9.96...