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To: Sam Citron who wrote (160605)2/1/2010 11:18:41 AM
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Once again, Jobs shakes an industry - amazing guy.

Unlike Bezos, Jobs didn't see any advantage of selling anything at a loss.

This is one thing I can't fathom - what the freak is the overhead on a digital book that $10 will not cover or make up with volume?

There are one time costs but the ongoing costs once recovered shouldn't be much.

I can understand there are costs in formatting the book in digital format, and then whatever advertising, royalties to author and $ to middleman, uploading to server and maintaining it there and Amazon subsidizing the download connect cost and so on - but with the digital book, you're eliminating printing and then the distribution costs must be far far less than print?

Why lose money at the $10 price point? I can't imagine all these costs would be more than a few $ per book?

Are they considering the so called "loss of a purchase of a print edition" when a digital edition is purchased?
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