Terfis, a company that estimates the performance of a company’s stock based on the products the company is selling or is about to release, predicts some lower-than-expected prices for eBooks through iBooks.
Here’s the meat of the post: “Apple is looking to create a variety of price points for ebooks–$14.99, $12.99, $9.99 and $4.99. New books that are available in bookstores as hardcovers are likely to be priced at the higher range; however, we believe that the majority of books will be priced lower and estimate the average ebook pricing through Apple will be around $8 for 2010. We also expect eBooks pricing to decline to around $6.7 by the end of Trefis forecast period.”
If they’re right, that would be very nice, but it’s the first we’ve heard about eBooks from trade publishers, even backlist eBooks, costing so little.