Why imported books cost so much

how the Treasury defeats the intent of Congress
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  • English
The Macmillan Company , New York
Books -- Taxa
Statementby George P. Brett.
LC ClassificationsHF2651.B703 B73
The Physical Object
Pagination[8] p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6715921M
LC Control Number28014744

Why e-books cost so much. Book publishers are being sued by the Justice Department for allegedly colluding to raise e-book prices. This isn't a case of simple greed. Many ebooks cost as much or more than physical books, despite there being no printing or distribution costs.

This may seem strange, but in fact only 10 to 15 per cent of a book's price. E-books don't involve costs like paper, labor, and shipping, so why do they often cost more than their paperback counterparts.

Here's the answer, and why e-book prices may be falling in. Why do e-books cost so much. Novem By Michael Kozlowski 16 Comments Over the course of the last calendar year e-books have dramatically increased in price.

This is one of the most current problems we college students face. Various surveys have been Why imported books cost so much book by American universities to estimate how much college students spend on textbooks, and this ranges from $ to even $ depending on which university you attend (private university or community college).

Also taking into consideration the expenses for school supplies and material, this could easily top over $ Why Textbooks Cost So Much (and why used books are a good alternative) Ok, so the clothes are unpacked, you've called your friends to say you’re in town, and the CD collection is arranged on the shelf by mood: peppy, angry, mellow and so.

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2. Fixed costs warp e-book pricing due to low sales volumes Certainly it is true that if the volume of e-books sold is very small, then the fixed costs of preparing an e-book, and the costs of the whole sales and production infrastructure, are going to have a greater impact on the cost of each e-book.

Import Duty for Books from USA. Sell on Amazon. I’m looking to import a large volume of books from the USA. I have got shipping quotes including customs charges, etc. Incidentally what is the cheapest way of importing a smaller volume say 50 books.

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I also just wanted to share because I'm just so. Textbooks Cost Why imported books cost so much book Lot. Here's Why. 08/31/ pm ET Updated It's the start of the fall semester. it's crazy that we're charging students so much for textbooks. what and how their material is used, the book Author: Ethan Senack.

So, roughly 32% of our book's price, or $58, would be used to retribute the salaries of the employees who produced it.

Marketing Costs: 15% The publisher of our text reported $32 million spent on advertising for all products company-wide; overall, about 15% of a publisher's budget for a book. Why are e-books so expensive. I really want to get into e-books stop buying real books because of space issues and just read the ones that I have.

But e-books sometimes cost just about as much as real books. Because they are imported. I bought Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking: fast and slow for over RMB on It sold at 17$ at similar price on the US Amazon site.

But the Chinese one is. Second, physical manufacturing and distribution expenses cost less than you think. Some people assume that these two items represent the bulk of a book’s costs. They don’t. Together, they account for about 12% of a physical book’s retail price.

So eliminating these costs doesn’t do much to reduce the overall cost. Why textbooks are so expensive. known as the book import regulations that raise the cost of textbooks by as much as 15 per cent. says sales from imported books drive the Canadian. The average student spends $ each year on textbooks, according to the National Association of College Stores, because many courses require pricey books that can cost up to $.

Average prices for hardcover poetry and drama books increased percent to $ Nonfiction hardcovers went up percent to $ The largest increase was in the juvenile Author: Christopher Dreher.

Publishers must also disclose the price of books to faculty, breaking out the cost of the book versus additional study guides or online resources. That hasn't made much : Libby Nelson. Why are e-books more expensive than printed books. To many of us, e-book should cost very little, probably even next to nothing because there is no paper, printing, and shipping involved.

All of the costs. Originally Answered: Why are books in US so expensive. Imported edition of any book in India costs times edition of fundamental of physics sells for rupees (around.

With casewrap binding, the cost was US $15 per book and including a dust jacket bumped that up to US $ So it seems to me that if we assume that marketing and distribution costs are roughly the same for all types of books, the production costs.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Brett, George Platt, Why imported books cost so much. New York, The Macmillan Company, (OCoLC)   Their out-of-pocket expense is zero whether the required texts cost $ or $, so there’s no real barrier to heaping on more reading material.

If a student needs Class X to graduate. The reason for these costs being so high is that college textbook publishers have a fairly high churn rate for books. While the newest Hunger Games book will be printed millions of times (pushing costs. Most mainstream books I buy today are selling in the $12 to $15 range which should allow plenty of profits for both the retailer, the publisher and the author.

My daughter being an unknown indy will be setting here e-book prices much less than $14, but if she sells will still make much more per book Author: JA Konrath. That's insane. That John Grisham book costs $16 at Amazon, and the Kindle version costs $ In fact, most e-books cost between $10 and $ When the cost savings is combined with the space savings, e-books are the clear winner for new releases.

E-books. You might ask why I spend so much money on books when I could just borrow them from a library. First, my local library is unlikely to have all the books I want to read (more on that later).Author: Shane Parrish.

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Not all books, of course, but the effect was akin to losing a limb.” 3. The small, even tiny market for locally published books. copies sold of a South African novel makes it a best seller, which means publishers have to print fewer copies to avoid getting stuck with unsold stock.

The price of a rental is generally far less than the cost of a purchased book. These sites also allow you to sell your own books, so if you have old materials lying around, this is your chance.

Why are (some) academic books so expensive. Janu Janu Yes, warehousing and such can be crazy, but I’m not sure that the printed book cost is that high of a percentage if we’re talking about a volume that’s selling for 50 GBP ($70 or so.

Imported Books and Their Resale in the U.S. If a foreign publisher decides to sell English language copies of a book at a much lower price than the price set for English language books in the U.S.

and has a contract with the U.S. publisher that sets no price limits for the book. They stated, “Sell the book for $5 like a man, and quit taking advantage of poor readers.” Anyway, the subject of ebook pricing comes up often and I must say it has long baffled me—not why they cost so much, but why so.

How Much Should eBooks Cost? 01/29/ pm ET Updated FILE - In this Feb. 4, file photo, Heather Stephenson, a librarian at the Siouxland Library main branch, demonstrates how to download a book Author: David Biddle.