Unfortunately, most of the titles on this site are not part of the 99-cent ebook movement. In fact, a review of the ebook price of the 15 best sellers listed will illustrate just how unsettled pricing for digital media is. Here is a sample, the top five best sellers, as of October 20, 2011:
The Help for $9.99The wide pricing spread is a symptom of creative destruction occurring in the book world. Publishers are trying to find their way in a changing market while endeavoring to protect their bread and butter—the printed word. By the way, Mile 81 is by Stephen King—not exactly a second rate author; however, I confess that Mile 81 is not a full length novel. Nevertheless, price in today’s ebook market is not a reflection of quality. Ebooks’ prices for the other four books in the above list are priced high artificially to protect the printed editions.
The Affair for $12.99
Mile 81 for $2.99
Killing Lincoln for $12.99
A Stolen Life for $11.99