Monthly Archive for February, 2011

What should determine the price of e-books?

On the FUTUReBOOK blog, in a recent post about app publishing and pricing, Simon Appleby mentions the dilemma facing publishers when it comes to pricing electronic editions of books:

While we know that e-books and enhanced e-books pose their own pricing challenges for the trade, at least there is a base expectation in the consumer’s mind that what they are purchasing has value as the fruits of someone’s labours – the debate is “cheaper than the book, but how much cheaper?”.

That is a good question, and I started to try and write a comment on his post but it developed into such a long comment that it became clear I should make it as a post here instead… Continue reading ‘What should determine the price of e-books?’

Simon Buck starts his own blog – Concomitant thoughts

Simon Buck has started his own blog called Concomitant thoughts. We’re providing the hosting but have no editorial input.

Alison Buck starts her own blog – Pass the Buck

With a little prompting from various quarters, our bestselling author Alison Buck has just started her own blog. Called Pass the Buck (!) it will be separate from this Alnpete Press blog (although we are happily hosting it for her – but with no editorial input). Have a look.

“Amazingly enticing, with wonderful imagery!” Customer review of Abiding Evil on Waterstone’s website

In June 2010 someone called Giselle wrote a customer review on the Waterstone’s website, with the title above. She said:

“The plot was fast paced and really draws you in with beautifully illustrated characters. Including the loveable & hateful staple characters and a truly terrifying evil presence. The story has impressive imagery and conjures up such wonderful visual notions; you can almost see it play through as if it were a blockbuster film in your head! I really loved it, so unfortunately finished it too quickly! That is the only criticism i can make, that it entices you too much that it is over too quickly!”

Sorry we didn’t notice the review before now, and whoever Giselle is I’m glad she (?) enjoyed it.