A question I often ponder. By making books more expensive they're discouraging people from buying them. Surely nowadays they want as many people to buy books as possible, as less and less people are reading books. When I was younger and started reading children's a novels maybe 10 years ago, I remember saving up my pocket money and buying a book for £5.99. Nowadays it would be a miracle if I found a book that cheap that I wanted to read. I knows that was a children's book, and they're often cheaper, but still. I rest my case.
I know I don't know the ins and outs of the publishing industry. But surely if you made books cheaper you'd sell more and probably make a bigger profit. Because I think that charging $15 for a paperback is definatley going to mean less people buy it. I went to Barnes and Noble the other day wanting to buy Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, but I didn't because it was $15, they're even losing business! Surely it's in the publishers interest to make books cheaper. I was also going to buy Landline by Rainbow Rowell, but at either $24.99 or $27.99 (I can't remember which!). I wam not paying the much. On top of this there are e-books, which are much cheaper again. So surely even less people are buying real books so the publishers want to provide more direct competition to this market. Yes, people will always buy real books as oppose to e-books, but more and more people are giving in. It's much more practical and cheaper to use an e-reader. This must mean that they would want to make books cheaper too.
I'm going away next week, so no blogging for a whole week :,( but on the bright side after that I'm still off school, so even more blogging!!
How much do you pay for books? Do you think that the price of books is riding, and do you still buy as many books as you used to?