What’s wrong with getting an eBook for nothing?

Fom Jack Eason, on the pricing of eBooks and why we should never expect to buy them cheap or receive them for free.

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Everything, that’s what!!!

The fact that today’s readers of eBooks demand it must be free or on offer as part of an all you can read for x number of dollars per month package deal, is just so wrong!

Face it people, when you go to your supermarket to get your groceries, or to any other retail outlet you care to name, do you get what you want for nothing? No of course not. So why should you expect to get a book for free? I’ve heard some people claim it should be free because an eBook isn’t a real book, only an electronic file. Good grief morons, try engaging your brains for once in your lives! These same idiots argue that they should be able to download their favourite music for free as well. I have just two words on that subject – Taylor Swift!!!

Thanks to Amazon belabouring…

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7 responses

  1. Well said! I’ve berated people for years for using pirating sites to download music for free, reminding them that they are stealing royalties from the artists. But they have easily assuaged their consciences by replying that they’ve already paid royalties once to these artists by buying the music previously in another format. Or they claim that the musicians are already rich and won’t miss the small amount they are losing on downloads. It may be a small amount if only one person did it – but when millions of people do it, that amount becomes substantial.

    So, now this thinking has become the norm. Never mind that most Indie authors have NOT made their fortune yet! Nor do many of us plan to. Some of us simply do love the written word and hope that we have an interesting idea or story to tell. But eventually even the most dedicated writer may get discouraged by the attitude that all their hard work is not worth paying even a small amount for. And in the end – that could mean that some very good books just won’t be written.

    1. Thanks for this, Sharon. So true …

  2. Thanks for the reblog 😉

    1. You’re most welcome, Jack!

  3. Applause – for the original and the reposting. Writers must keep perspective.

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