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Agency pricing still ripping you off at every turn

Latest example of the major publishers' agency ebook pricing scheme hurting consumers:

Case in point is Michael Connelly's new legal thriller, "The Fifth Witness," which is getting hammered in both the Kindle and Nookbook stores despite strong reviews from "real" reviewers. "The Fifth Witness" costs $14.99 while the hardcover currently runs $14.28 on Amazon and $14.73 on barnesandnoble.com. Sure, fifteen bucks is a lot to spend on an e-book but the even bigger insult that people take issue with is the higher cost of the e-book versus the hardcover.

-CNET, April 6, 2011

Posted by Aaron Pressman

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