Wednesday, June 02, 2010
This news is interesting. Magazine publishers are charging more for e-book subscriptions rather than less. They are jacking the price in spite of the fact that there are no paper, ink, printing or transport costs with e-books. One would expect an e-book subscription to be half of the printed edition. This kind of blatant rip-off will hurt them in the long run and is poor public relations besides. But, they will get away with it for awhile until customer pressure forces them to match price to process. The sooner it happens, the better. Publishers still haven't figured out suitable economic models for electronic publishing.