Page 1 of 1

The price of eBooks

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:04 pm
by Muscular Jam
According wikipedia "Printed books use three times more raw materials and 78 times more water to produce when compared to e-books. While an e-reader costs more than most individual books, e-books may have a lower cost than paper books".
Yeah right. I'd like to buy a copy of "Understanding Scientific Theories of Origins". According to Amazon I have a choice between a new hardback at $47.47, a used hardback at $40.33, or an eBook for $50.73.

If I get the hardback I can lend it to friends. If I get the eBook Amazon knows the my identity, what I am reading, whether I finished the book, what page I am on, how long I spent on each page, and which passages I may have highlighted. Not to mention worrying about corruption, deletion, digital rights management provisions, copyright issues, the provider's business failing or possibly if my credit card expires.

ooh, tough choice.