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eBook Of Blair's Memoir Discounted 70 Percent

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The rock-bottom pricing of the e-book of Tony Blair's memoir, which is being sold for under £7 by Amazon, has thrown the issue of the bargain-basemen...

Can We Have A Little Chat About Money?

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gerald Sindell

If you read the N.Y.Times in its coverage of the disruption of the Kindle, you might think that publishers are losing a fortune from the sudden rise in Kindle sales. Actually, the opposite is true.

A Book Worth: How Much Will You Pay For One That Will Change Your Life?

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gerald Sindell

Why do we sell books as if they were potatoes when many of them are actually more like truffles? Hard coal, everyday sea salt, water, topsoil. They go for the same price, everywhere, because it's all the same.

Amazon Wal-Mart Price War: Who's The Battle Really Against?

The New Yorker | James Surowiecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon and Wal-Mart hardly seem reckless, though. So why did they go to war? The answer is that they didn't, really. Sure, Wal-Mart is making a statem...