In defence of big publishers

Published on Author Andrea

Book Publishing’s Real Nemesis: it doesn’t really strike me as price fixing when publishers come up with similar prices for their ebooks. Print books generally follow a standard pricing formula, and publishers are usually pretty old-school, so it makes sense to me that they’d end up at very similar RRPs. This is not to say that they don’t need to completely rethink their business, since they will die if they keep going on this way, but it may not be as bad as claimed.