I keep hearing that the falling US housing market is causing all kinds of problems for businesses. But it sounds like publishers are doing just fine (with book sales climbing almost 10% this year) thanks to audiobooks (and Harry Potter, I’m sure).
The folks over at Media Bistro have posed a neat theory: Amazon has started selling mass-paperbacks and some trade papers at full price, rather than the usual Amazon discount, to help push people towards their new e-book reader.
It’s a pretty good theory and after some cursory clicks, I can verify that many paperbacks are now at full price. It makes sense from Amazon’s view, kinda… Continue reading Kindle cancels savings