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Morning Coffee – 11 May 2020

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.

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Disgusting Dude 11 May, 2020 um 3:15 pm

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.

Nate Hoffelder 11 May, 2020 um 3:41 pm

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


Disgusting Dude 11 May, 2020 um 3:17 pm

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


Disgusting Dude 11 May, 2020 um 6:41 pm

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

Nate Hoffelder 11 May, 2020 um 6:52 pm

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.”


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