Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I previously noted that the British prices for ebook readers seem much higher than what is charged in the US, regardless of where the device is manufactured. Now it seemed the Brits will also have to pay more for Kindle-format ebooks--and so with the rest of the "foreigners".
After initially denying the rumors, Amazon now reveals to the Guardian that "foreign customers - including those in Britain - would be paying $13.99 (£8.75) for new releases and bestsellers, instead of the American price of $9.99 (£6.25). That amounts to a 40% premium for the same title."