Vollmann’s Tome Costs Too Much on Kindle

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Fair enough–publishers want flexibility on eBook pricing and don’t want to be locked into Amazon’s $9.99, but $31.19 is pushing it, don’t you think? That’s how much Amazon is charging for Imperial, William Vollmann’s 1300 page tome about an embattled county in California. It’s only $3 less than Amazon’s $34.65 price for the hardcover.

Obviously, the print edition is a big book that must cost more than usual to print, bind, and ship, but can a publisher really justify $20 more for a few more KB of file?

What do you think? Would you ever buy a $31 Kindle book?