UK e-reader price war gets off to a lackluster start

The Bookseller are reporting that WHSmith have followed Waterstone's in cutting the price of the Sony Pocket Edition to £99. Everyone agrees that both price changes were caused by Amazon's announcement that they will sell K3 in the UK for £109.

I'm a little disappointed, but perhaps I'm expecting too much too soon. In the US price war a couple months passed between the Kobo announcement and the Nook Wifi announcement. Of course, Amazon responded to B&N within 8 hours, but not everyone is as nimble as Amazon.

About Nate Hoffelder (11589 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*