The Hidden Costs of Books
This post is more for myself to refer to for future use than for the general public. This talks about this cost of producing e-books and how the general public often neglects to factor in these elements when looking at the overall price of books (both electronic and print). This is based off of a recent NY Times article. The main point of the article is that consumers often have unrealistic expectations when pricing out books; they think e-books should cost next to nothing since they see a print book and assume the majority of the cost is in the physical material itself or transportation of it.
Here are the main points to keep in mind for why books cost so much.