April 13, 2011
Preferences & Pricing
It scares me that the next two generations may never experience holding a paperback or hardcover book. Thanks to technology, eBooks are selling more than paper books. I even find myself purchasing more NOOKbooks than physical hard copies. Before you gasp, let me explain why. Hardcovers typically range from $24.95-$29.95. Paperbacks range from $7.99-$15.00. Discounts are available through Amazon and coupons. However, it's cost-friendly to purchase an eBook for an average price of $9.99. More books for my bucks!
I was never the type to frequent the library. Honestly, library books make me itch. You don't know where the previous patron's hands have been, let alone where the book has been. There is nothing like opening a fresh crisp book and owning it. Along the same lines, it is very convenient to own an eBook with just one click. Gas is too high to be driving to the local library or bookstore.
Share your book preferences and opinions on pricing. Do you prefer to check books out of the library or own a collection? Do you prefer eBooks or physical books? What is the most you'll pay for a book?