Hey /lit/izens, I've recently been looking at ereaders and I realized that all of the ebooks I've seen have been more expensive than physical copies of said book.. Is this common? Am I just seeing some more expensive authors? Also is the a noticable difference between kindle and kobo prices? Inb4 piracy
Pretty much every kindle e-book is cheaper or significantly cheaper than its print counterpart. The whole selling point of ebooks is how cheap and portable they are compared to print books.
There is no inb4 piracy. If you buy digital books you are as stupid as people who buy individual songs on iTunes. Amazon sets prices high, and there was just a huge court case between Amazon and publishers and authors regarding this. Buy your kindle and pirate books, pretend it's a library of the Internet.
This is true. Digital media is just one of those things where buying it makes much less sense than taking it. I'm still all for buying physical books, because they're nice, but there's literally no reason to buy a digital book 99% of the time other than "supporting the author" which doesn't even matter if they're dead or in print.
My old kindle just broke and I need a new ereader. What's the best and cheapest one currently on the market which I can use for reading pirated ebooks. Do any of them have any DRM type shit I should be wary of?
That's why it up to us to decrease the domain of capitalism. By never buying what we can get for free we are already forcing the market towards new models. Borrowing and sharing and duplicating and spreading all contribute to this.