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).

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