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July 08, 2013


Richard Billings

If only there was a marketplace connected pricing directly to customoer response. :)

Joe Wikert

Hi Richard. Yes, this certainly highlights the more transparent pricing model used by Screwpulp, doesn't it? :-)


Joe - I agree with you. I wasn't surprised at all with Amazon's price changes. They have been doing this with titles since the onset. I found the NY Times article mis-leading and one-sided. This is nothing new and will continue. Amazon has always stated that the backlist is less discounted and the titles mentioned in the article were deep backlist.

Amazon is a business and will continue to price books as they see fit - as a business - not to satisfy individual author desire.


Grey Wolf

Presumably all discounts are against the list price and are at Amazon's discretion aimed at price matching. If an author wants a permanent discount then they should reduce the list price - of course that reduces their share, whereas Amazon's discounts keep the royalties intact.

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