Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Book World Goes Sensibly Digital

SOURCE: Open Culture
There are some early signs that publishers and booksellers may be seeing the light.

... Until recently, the book world applied an irrational logic to downloadable audiobooks and podcasts. As we noted back in February, the paper version of the bestselling business book, The Long Tail, ran consumers $16.47 on Amazon. And yet the cheaper-to-produce audio version implausibly amounted to $31.95 on iTunes and $27.99 on Audible. Did it make sense? Hardly.

Since February, a little bit of reason has been injected into the market. More ...

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