Not only did Amazon allow me to fill my Christmas stocking with a new PaperWhite (I like the Fire too, but using limited battery power to make light makes tablets nearly useless for me) but now not only will the eBook prices go down but there will even be some refunds (according to this article) so I can buy some more books – oh boy! Now I just need more time to read or spend less time online.
I hope this is the beginning of the end for old pricing models on books. Hopefully we’ll move on to the next step, which is renting books, not buying them. Since getting an early Kindle I figure I’ve spent about $800 on books I’ll probably never read again, so this idea of “owning” a book is just an obsolete business model and the publishing industry is going to have to get past it. And I can’t wait!