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A new website to record lost book sales

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Miss Moppet
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A new website to record lost book sales

Post by Miss Moppet » Thu November 4th, 2010, 6:18 pm

At Lost Book Sales you can record the books you didn't buy and why. For example, if you didn't buy a copy of Fall of Giants because the digital price was too high, you can say so, and also say what you did instead (got it from the library, bought a different book, etc).

The entries so far are interesting. They confirm that many people feel digital copies should not cost as much as a hard copy (whatever the realities of costs to publishers). But pricing is very subjective. For example, I don't feel $6.99 would be too much to pay for a copy of Muriel Barbery's The Elegance of the Hedgehog, prizewinning literary fiction which also had to be translated, but someone else does.

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