Posted Aug 2, 2012 22:18 UTC (Thu) by nix
In reply to: Reader devices
Parent article: The Nexus 7: Google ships a tablet
The savings to the publisher in not having to print, store, ship physical books will eventually make a significant difference to the price of e-books vs paper books.
All of those costs come to less than 15% of the price of a paperback. The majority of the cost to the publisher is editing, proofing, and advances, all of which are committed before the book hits the shelves and none of which are affected by e-books (modulo the regrettable tendency for e-books to be 'published' with no editing at all).
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