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Three Percent #7: Ebook Pricing and Elitism

This week’s podcast centers around this piece about ebook pricing, which I wrote for Publishing Perspectives, and which upset approximately 70,000 self-publishing folks and fans of John Locke. Tom and I talk about some of the issues with ebook pricing and with the impact of the $.99 price point on the value of books and way they are discovered.

Since we reference John Locke a lot (along with Amanda Hocking, he’s one of the most successful $.99 ebook authors out there), I thought I’d post a trailer to one of his books here:

This week’s music is Common People by Pulp, which is ironic and fitting and is a great song that contains a number of great line, like “cause everybody hates a tourist” and “you’ll never watch your life slide out of view, and dance and drink and screw, because there’s nothing else to do.”

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