Ebooks Aren’t As Cheap To Make As You Think (According To Publishers)

You probably think that since ebooks don’t require the slaughter of trees, storage in a warehouse and consumption of shelf space, they would be way cheaper to make (and to buy!) than regular paper books. According to publishers, ebook production “costs 10% less” than paper — most of the costs are in the words. Paying authors, editing, cover design, etc. Of course, the whole agenda of publishers right now is to make people think that ebooks are worth more than the $9.99 they’ve been paying for them over the last couple years.

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