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What Price Zen?

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance at Amazon-dot-com:

Paperback print edition: $10.19 with free shipping
Kindle electronic download price: $10.99

Yeah, uh... okay. Let's try another one.

Don Quixote by Cervantes, Penguin Classics edition

Paperback edition: $9.36 with free shipping
Kindle electronic download: $11.99

Now check this out:

Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon

Paperback print edition: $12.24
Digital audiobook download: $52.49

For now, I guess I'll be sticking with analog reading, thank you kindly.

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pastilla
Sep. 12th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
Repeat to yourself . . . Kindles are NOT the same as books nor are they supposed to be . . . Kindles are NOT the same as books nor are they supposed to be . . . Kindles are NOT the same as books nor are they supposed to be . . . Kindles are NOT the same as books nor are they supposed to be . . . Kindles are NOT the same as books nor are they supposed to be . . . Kindles are NOT the same as books nor are they supposed to be . . . Kindles are NOT the same as books nor are they supposed to be . . . Kindles are NOT the same as books nor are they supposed to be . . .
davidd
Sep. 12th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
[asks] so what are they, then, if not a replacement for books? A shiny tech-toy for spoiled rich kids?


((If I recall correctly, My Favorite Author suggested the Kindle could replace books... .))

Edited at 2010-09-13 03:29 am (UTC)
sjonsvenson
Sep. 13th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
The favourite Author probably gets a mark-up in eBook sales ....
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