Sunday, September 23, 2012

New York Times Top 15 Best Sellers for the week ending September 23rd, 2012

I would like to share this article with you about a court ruling about ebooks: 
It is titled 

Judge approves landmark eBook price-fixing settlement

It covers the cost of ebooks and how 3 of the big publishers agreed to a $69M or $L44 Settlement for the Publishers to reimburse CONSUMERS from April 1st, 2010 to May 21, 2012 for what exactly? Price fixing? In the SAME article, they accuse Amazon of price DISCOUNTING ebooks and holding them at $9.99! I, personally, have NOT seen this EVER happening. A practice they have NEVER done! It ALWAYS states "This price was set by the Publisher". Take for instance #3 on our list. 
Now this week the publishers have taken a mass-market paperback book that we could pick up in a drugstore, for $7.99 and they have priced the ebook at $12.99! Come on! Unbelievable! This is NOT AMAZON'S PRICE DISCOUNTING, but the Publisher PRICE-GAUGING US! Read the article so YOU are in the know! It refers to the VERY thing! Then sure enough!
Feel FREE to LEAVE A COMMENT at that article so MORE people see it! The more WE complain about the price of ebooks, the more we will be heard!
Finally 50 Shades of Grey has LOST it's #1 position after ALL these weeks! ALL of these 3 books in the series have moved around the list! I guess America has had enough of them! Thanks, Lee Child! At least in MY opinion! Here we go!

        Welcome to the weekly Top 15 Best Selling books!
Fiction - Combined Print and Ebook

1. A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
Print Book: $15.75
Ebook:       $12.99


2. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James
Print Book: $9.57
Ebook:       $9.99


3. Delusion in Death by J D Robb (Mass Market Paperback version)
Print Book: $7.99
Ebook:     $12.99 - What is wrong with this? This is a mass market paperback version of this book. You know what those look like, yet the ebook is STILL the price of a hardcover? What is going on? The ebook almost costs double? What are the publishers doing to us? Is 'this' their way of hurting US, the Consumer because of the Judge's Landmark Decision? Whatever it is, it is WRONG! Even the article states with an ebook, once it is changed into a paperback, ALL the publisher needs to do to the file is change the price! Obviously that did NOT happen with THIS BOOK! UGH!


4. Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James
Print Book: $9.57
Ebook:       $9.99


5. Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James
Print Book: $9.57
Ebook:       $9.99


6. Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn (sorry - Amazon will NOT allow us to grab the photo of this book!)
Print Book: $13.94
Ebook:       $12.99


7. Frozen Heat (Nikki Heat, Book 4) by Richard Castle
Print Book: $16.65
Ebook:       $  9.45


8. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
Print Book: $14.40
Ebook:       $  9.50


9. Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Print Book: $10.19
Ebook:       $12.99
This book is a PRE-ORDER and will release on May 14, 2013! Wow! This book is not even out yet and it's on the Best Seller list as a pre-order! Amazing!

10. Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel by Sylvia Day
Print Book: $9.00
Ebook:       $7.99


11. Telegraph Avenue: A Novel by Michael Chabon
Print Book: $16.27
Ebook:       $  9.99


12. Simply Irresistible (A Lucky Harbor Novel) by Jill  Shavis
Print Book: $7.99
Ebook:       $  .99


13. Love Unrehearsed: The Love Series, Book 2 by Tina Reber
Print Book: $10.01
Ebook:       $  7.99


14. Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
Print Book: $10.81
Ebook:       $  2.99


15. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
Print Book: $16.17
Ebook:       $12.99


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