PP Weekly Poll: How Should Publishers Price Newly Released Ebooks?

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson There is a price war going on in the UK. Apple, Amazon and customers are putting pressure on publishers to lower the price of ebooks. Authors and agents want higher royalty rates and higher ebook prices. Publishers need to cover the costs of using new technology and potentially losing hardcover sales to lower-priced ebooks. Ebook sales continue …

Do Enhanced Ebooks Demand Premium Pricing?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story features an interview with Peter Collingridge, co-founder of Enhanced Editions, an e-book and iPhone publisher in the UK. The definition of what exactly is an “enhanced ebook” is up for debate. Generally speaking, it is a traditional text-and-image ebook that has been augmented — or “enhanced” — by the inclusion of audio and video, …