? of the Week: What is the right price for an ebook — to you? (Poll)

5 Mar

The ebook wars have been raging for a few years now, and the result has been a bit muddled.  Books have gone from floating around $9.99 to running anywhere from $14.99 to Free.  Things likely won’t stabilize anytime soon.

That’s why we want to know what price for ebooks is right to you.  First, we should set some parameters:

  1. For the purposes of this poll, we are only considering *new* ebooks.
  2. For the purposes of this poll, we are only concerned with novels.  Short stories, novelettes, and novellas can wait for another day.

Now for the poll:

Feel free to leave a comment if you want to provide a specific price point, or a range that is not available above.

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2 Responses to “? of the Week: What is the right price for an ebook — to you? (Poll)”

  1. Patrick McGuire March 7, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    I may have paid as much as $8.99 under rare and special circumstances, but I almost never am willing to pay more than $8.00, and at that price I am likely first to see if I can get a used copy cheaper on Amazon. (If I’m bringing my own e-paper to the party I expect a discount over lowest available print price.) I’m a lot more likely to make an impulse purchase at the $2.99 price point and down. And there are still a lot of promotional and public-domain novels out there legally for free.

    • shaunduke March 7, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

      I tend to agree. Anything over $6 is unlikely to get much more than a 3-second glance these days. I like the $2.99 to $5.99 range for most books, with exceptions here or there.

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