Cost of an E-Book Will Be Going Up

In the action over the appraisement of cyberbanking books, publishers arise to accept won the aboriginal round. The amount of abounding new releases and best sellers is about to go up, to as abundant as $14.99 from $9.99.

But there may be an affront cat-and-mouse to pounce: e-book buyers.

Over the aftermost year, the best avid readers of e-books accept apparent a automatic abhorrence to prices college than the $9.99 set by and added online retailers for accepted titles.

When agenda editions accept amount more, or accept been delayed until afterwards the absolution of album versions, these absonant readers accept organized ad-lib boycotts and gone to the Web sites of Amazon and Barnes & Noble to leave one-star ratings and abrogating comments for those books and their authors.

This book has been on the shelves for three weeks and is already in the butt bins,” wrote Wayne Fogel of The Villages, Fla., back he larboard a one-star analysis of Catherine Coulter’s book “KnockOut” on Amazon. “$14.82 for the Kindle adaptation is unbelievable. Some listings Amazon should debris back the authors are aggravating to rip off Amazon’s customers.”