Why eBooks Are More Expensive Than Paperbacks

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How you ever wondered why some eBooks are more expensive than paperbacks despite being cheaper to make?

Well it’s because eBooks are sold using a completely different pricing system.

When retailers like Barnes & Noble sell a paperback, they’re allowed to set the price. Which usually results in cheaper books since each store is competing for customers. Also, shelf space is limited. So it’s common for stores to lower prices on older books so they can make room for new releases. Either way, publishers like Simon & Schuster have no control over these price changes. And they don’t like that. Because if a store charge less, the publisher makes less.