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Ian Alexander Martin (Iam)
Username: Iam

Registered: 10-2009
Posted From: 207.6.255.47
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 06:58 pm:   


Atomic Fez reduces eBook prices by a third


DRM-free multi-platform titles now priced at 4.30 to 3.07


10.21.2010 Vancouver Atomic Fez is dropping its eBook pricing by 33% effective immediately. This includes eBooks purchased through Amazon's Kindle Stores (www.amazon.com or www.amazon.co.uk) and www.kobobooks.com as well as the multi-file *.ZIP archives purchased directly from www.atomicfez.com.

eBooks from Atomic Fez are now just $6.99 (4.30 GBP) with the exception of the just-released PONTHE OLDENGUINE ($4.99/ 3.07 GBP) by Andrew Hook.

'After a year in operation and with half a dozen titles published, my thinking on eBook pricing has evolved,' said Ian Alexander Martin, Publisher & Proprietor of Atomic Fez Books. 'When I realized I wouldn't pay more than 50% of the pBook cost for an eBook, I knew it was time to lower our prices. eBooks are the 21st Century's version of the mass market paperback, and they need to be priced accordingly.'

Atomic Fez remains committed to the printed book, and will be issuing two new titles early in 2011. 'Let's face it though,' said Martin, 'not all books are forever - sometimes one read is enough. eBooks offer readers increasingly cost-effective reading choices.'

The new eBook pricing structure means buyers will now save between 65% and 82.5% of the cost of Atomic Fez pBooks. All titles are DRM-free. View the complete catalog at http://www.atomicfez.com/?page_id=871
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.253.77
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 07:13 pm:   

Good on you, sir.

Once I have my Kindle (from Santa), I'll be buying a lot more ebooks, and Atomic Fez has just hit the #1 spot as a first port of call.
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Jamie Rosen (Jamie)
Username: Jamie

Registered: 11-2008
Posted From: 99.241.48.210
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 07:31 pm:   

If you can't wait for Santa, you can get Kindle for your desktop as a free download to tide you over. Although it lacks the portability, obviously, so it may not be worth it -- I don't think I've used mine once since I downloaded it out of curiosity.

Going to check out the Atomic Fez catalogue forthwith...
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.194.128
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 08:08 pm:   

Good on ya, Ian. Now, once you've sold 83 billion copies, can you send the cheque to:

Mr George Osbourne Esq,
11 Downing St,
London.

Thanks for your colonnial altruism.
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Ian Alexander Martin (Iam)
Username: Iam

Registered: 10-2009
Posted From: 207.6.255.47
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 09:10 pm:   

Mr. George Osborne, Esq. can bite my Colonial Arse! I'm sending the 83B to Nathaniel Tapley for his song "Dear Students"!
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.194.128
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 09:12 pm:   

I like the way you corrected the way I wrote George Osborne Esq. I knew I should have just put "cunt".
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.253.77
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 09:12 pm:   

Jamie - I already have the Kindle for PC download. It's crap - like reading off your computer (which is, of course, what it is). The Kindle itself is a much better reading experience on the old peepers.
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Jamie Rosen (Jamie)
Username: Jamie

Registered: 11-2008
Posted From: 99.241.48.210
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 10:02 pm:   

That's about what I figured.

I think I'm going to wait another generation before I get an e-reader, unless I win the lotto.
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Ian Alexander Martin (Iam)
Username: Iam

Registered: 10-2009
Posted From: 207.6.255.47
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 11:24 pm:   

Jamie, the latest Kindle edition is the cheapest so far: $150 or so. Granted, it's more than a fiver, so perhaps not quite available to all as yet. Still, they're coming down.

The key to the things is, as Zed says, the screen: eInk is very much the same contrast as ink + paper, only no trees die. Reading on the monitor of one's computer is... like reading on the monitor of your computer. The ideal use of a computer monitor, and the purpose it's primarily designed for, is displaying of pornographic photos and video. That's certainly what I've been told, but I have yet to come to a solid conclusion about that. So I'll continue studying the matter.

...cross-analyzing my data with Zed's, obviously.
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Jamie Rosen (Jamie)
Username: Jamie

Registered: 11-2008
Posted From: 99.241.48.210
Posted on Friday, October 22, 2010 - 01:11 am:   

Ian,

I left a six-year career in insurance to return to university this autumn, so e-readers are at their present cost and ability are a luxury item I can`t justify. Although some of these texts for class would be ideal fodder for one...

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