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Post by Constantine on Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:53 pm

I was just looking through the BL website checking out the GK goodness and I was shocked at how expensive the e-editions of the novels are! Why is there only a dollar or two difference in price between a real book and an ebook?! Is this the usual way of things or is it more GW shenanigans?

On a side note... How long are the "quick read" novels? I was looking at the Nemesis Dreadknight novel but I am apprehensive to buy it if it is really short.

Please keep in mind that I am pretty old school when it comes to books and might be over reacting to the situation! 😉😋

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Re: Black Library Prices.

Post by elugin on Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:39 pm

What are the books that scared you? In general (not GW in particular) softcovers and e-books are about the same price, hardcover is much more expensive.

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Post by Constantine on Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:31 am

elugin wrote:What are the books that scared you? In general (not GW in particular) softcovers and e-books are about the same price, hardcover is much more expensive.

Thanks for the clarification Brother!
What scared me was that I saw physical novels costing the same as electronic products.... I admit that I am old, and that perhaps this is just the way of things now, but still!

The scariest was here:
http://www.blacklibrary.com/Home/Search-Results.html?filter_action=3&filter_value=2
2 physical books (Grey Knight, and Dark Mechanicus) are "out of stock" for $9.50, and their e-versions are listed for $11.99!!!!! Now that IS shady business Evil or Very Mad

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Post by elugin on Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:35 pm

Being about the same age I tend to agree with you, Brother: electronic books should be cheaper than paper ones. Still, I would say that a price in the range of $10 is a fair one also for e-books. At the same time, if they want to empty their storage, they can make old paper versions much cheaper.

What I find outrageous is the price of e-codices and e-manuals: they should cost half of what they charge. And if you buy he paper version you should have the e-version for free, or at most at $5 (just like the Amazon autorip for music). Let's say that for the i-version you pay $5 more just because it is i-something...

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Post by Aubec le noir on Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:58 pm

i agree with you brother !
and i love the contact of a good paper book ! Twisted Evil
... what a bunch of old grumpies we are !! Razz Razz
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Post by Klomster on Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:48 pm

I'm joining in on the old grumpy side.

Sure i'm not old, nor do i read books.

But in the end, when the apocalypse is at us, and the world order is over.
You can wipe your ass with the pages of a good book, not so much with a tablet.

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Re: Black Library Prices.

Post by Constantine on Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:23 pm

Klomster wrote:I'm joining in on the old grumpy side.

Sure i'm not old, nor do i read books.

But in the end, when the apocalypse is at us, and the world order is over.
You can wipe your ass with the pages of a good book, not so much with a tablet.

That is heresy brother K! Funny, but heresy none the less!!! You must wipe with xenos BL novels, NEVER GK !!!

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Re: Black Library Prices.

Post by Klomster on Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:11 pm

Constantine wrote:
Klomster wrote:I'm joining in on the old grumpy side.

Sure i'm not old, nor do i read books.

But in the end, when the apocalypse is at us, and the world order is over.
You can wipe your ass with the pages of a good book, not so much with a tablet.

That is heresy brother K! Funny, but heresy none the less!!! You must wipe with xenos BL novels, NEVER GK !!!

I never said what books i would be using Razz

And then again, such paper is probably not very comfy anyway.... i've seen the tablets have rounded corners though, perhaps they are more comfy than one expects?

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