Kindle pricing – an apology

In my last post I mentioned that the Kindle price for my book was listed as £42 in the UK, and I was bemoaning this. It has since come down to a more reasonable £11.42 (although the US is still showing the higher price). I thought this was a result of some strange pricing policy from my publishers, Bloomsbury Academic, but it turns out the problem was with Amazon. Bloomsbury list their Kindle price as 20% below the paperback standard price. Amazon had mistakenly taken the hardback price and reduced from there, hence the ludicrously high price.

So, a fullsome apology to Bloomsbury, who are operating a sensible Kindle pricing policy. I guess it demonstrates the powerful and ambiguous role Amazon occupy. And that authors should trust their publisher more (eats humble pie).

One Comment

  1. Hi Martin, look forward to reading it. Just a heads up. Went to download it, and found that price has indeed changed in UK store, but not on Still $57…

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