Monday, January 02, 2012

Allow Cheap Ebook Upgrades

A big flaw I see in purchasing ebooks is that you normally cannot receive updated versions at a reduced price.  I can understand completely why you don't get cheap upgrades for printed books, but it seems completely unreasonable that I cannot upgrade version 4 of a technical book to version 5 without buying the entire book again.

Companies really need to consider this and find a way (say for 10-20% of the full electronic book price) upgrade a book when a new version comes out.  I suspect that many of us will refuse to pay full price for a new version, but would consider a price like that as a reasonable cost to get the new and updated material.

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