Morning Coffee – 11 May 2020

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. Disgusting Dude11 May, 2020

    People are equally shocked tbat prices *haven’t* gone down on most non-standard Amazon published books.

    “For titles where Amazon sets the price, we will reduce the prices of books not already on promotion,” said a spokesperson. “After receiving today’s notification, we are working as fast as possible to lower prices for customers.”

    That’s for APub titles, not Agency books and not all KDP titles.

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    1. Nate Hoffelder11 May, 2020

      Pretty sure this covers ebooks Amazon sells, and not just the ones it publishes.

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  2. Disgusting Dude11 May, 2020

    That would be non-Amazon books.
    (Not sure how standard crept in.)

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  3. Disgusting Dude11 May, 2020

    It can’t.
    Agency book pricing is controlled by the publisher so Amazon can’t speak for them.
    And some have made it clear they are going to use the secret price hike to make up for loss of pbook sales.

    The Bookseller has a piece on it:

    https://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/e-book-vat-other-side-story-1201919

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    1. Nate Hoffelder11 May, 2020

      you should read the article, because the statement from Amazon mentions

      “For titles where Amazon sets the price, we will reduce the prices of books not already on promotion,” said a spokesperson. “After receiving today’s notification, we are working as fast as possible to lower prices for customers.”

      Reply

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