Kindle, Price War Changing the Way We Read


NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

In the latest chapter in the story of publishing, some important details -- how we read books, where we buy books, even how we define the word "book" -- are all being rewritten. Jeffrey Brown reports.

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A lot of people don't buy hardback books precisely because they are more expensive. Has anyone though that maybe they should miss them out?

What are the profit margins of paperbacks vs hardbacks? Maybe the market should move towards concentrating on paperbacks and ebooks which should be easier and cheaper to produce and therefore cheaper to sell.

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