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Initial post: 27 Mar 2012 16:44:05 BDT
I have bought many books in the past (hardback, paperback, kindle and audio formats). Sometimes I even have the same book in all formats - The Lord of The Rings spring to mind. As I use the kindle app everyday (phone, tablet etc), I would like to have my best loved books with me wherever I go. Unfortunately the pricing of electronic books (and mp3s for that matter) is quite prohibitive, especially for series. For example,4.99+ for each of the Harry Potter books makes the whole collection over 40 to buy. I already own the hardback versions of these and will not be paying that amount to convert to kindle, whereas buying the set as a omnibus edition at a reduced cost, would make it more achievable. Isn't it time authors, publishers and electronic resellers "got together" and started offering omnibus editions of series (or the full series of separate books) at a reduced price? After all, what century are we in ..?

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 16:45:04 BDT
Andreas says:
21st!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 16:48:53 BDT
Oracle says:
The Harry Potter books ARE available as an omnibus edition at reduced cost, but it's still 38 for the lot:

http://shop.pottermore.com/en_GB/The-Complete-Harry-Potter-Collection-ebook/hpbundle1-7-ebook-english-gb1-gbp?c=GBP

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 16:57:56 BDT
Denis Powell says:
Acoustic-Wolf, as Oracle says the ebooks are cheaper if bought as a complete set. In this instance the Author, Publisher and Seller are one and the same person - JKR. She's probably set the prices at a level that she believes will produce the greatest return, just as anyone running a business would.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 17:01:04 BDT
Damaskcat says:
I feel that in the main e-books are priced at a reasonable level. When books are first published you pay more for them - as you do with most new things. I can't think of any reason why sellers should price e-books by taking into account that some buyers will be buying in more than one format. I have several authors whose work I have in more than one format - but that is my choice - no one forces me to buy more than one format.

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 17:07:19 BDT
Oracle says:
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Posted on 27 Mar 2012 17:09:42 BDT
Wolf says:
No just a sad wee nonentity with nothing better to do.Real trolls just post annoying insulting posts

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 17:13:38 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Maybe you could treat it along the lines of David Cameron's old idea of hugging a hoodie? Whenever I think of trolls I always think of those little plastic figures with strange coloured hair and squashed faces. I find it makes them less of a worry :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 17:18:17 BDT
Wolf says:
I imagine the no voters lurking in a dark room smelling of unwashed bodies with one finger hovering over the no button and the others scratching at his scabby @r3e

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 17:23:21 BDT
Oracle says:
Maybe the trolls are not a fan of HP!

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 17:26:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Mar 2012 17:26:47 BDT
Sandy M says:
Hmm. Aren't trolls magic creatures that turn to stone in daylight. I'm sure that was what "The Hobbitt" said.

So maybe they're scared of wizards?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 17:28:42 BDT
Wolf says:
I don't mind trolls at least they have the courage to post and don't hide behind the no button

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 17:38:03 BDT
C says:
That's how I think of them too :)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 17:39:09 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Not sure I count no voters as trolls - they're something different and probably fit your graphic description :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 17:43:05 BDT
C says:
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Posted on 27 Mar 2012 18:04:00 BDT
Frenchie says:
OH no, why do No voters get bashed on their heads(M'not one them, just to clarify) ? Aren't they entitled to their opinions? After all, they are not obliged to agree with a poster, are they? And what is the NO button for anyway ? how can you tell how many no votes you get? and what is the benefit of it, is it for Amazon's statistics? this, I have not understood yet.

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 18:08:46 BDT
Wolf says:
not all no voters get bashed only the ones who use it wrongly ie no voting an original post or no voting a post which adds to the discussion

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 18:13:00 BDT
Andreas says:
What if the no voter thinks that the post doesn't add to the discussion?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 18:13:46 BDT
C says:
I agree Grumps.

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 18:14:12 BDT
Frenchie says:
oh I see. But what is the benefit of it anyway? I prefer the thumb up in the Mail online discussions. Daily mail comments most of the time are horrible, I used to read them, people can really fight nasty. I prefer here, it is very relaxing... true you know

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 18:15:16 BDT
Andreas says:
There's no benefit to no voting really and no benefit to moaning about it:). The vote itself does nothing except rile up a few bods on the forum.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 18:16:52 BDT
Brian says:
Ha! ha! - good one And.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 18:17:12 BDT
C says:
Yes Andreas, it would be better if the yes/no button wasn't there.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 18:23:57 BDT
Brian says:
I agree Kaska

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 18:37:25 BDT
Frenchie says:
oh well, I shall carry on ignoring the yes/No buttons blissfully. I never really cared about it, I asked now because someone asked why he had 2 no votes,but I could not see how he couldknow he had 2 no votes.. Right Kaska, better if there was no buttons at all as it is a bit useless.
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