A free ebook site is worth the money in comparison to the alternatives, says the independent book retailer bookstores.
The authors of the Free eBook Show are happy to welcome their audience to their podcast.
The show is about books, but its also about the books and movies that readers love to read.
Its all about the value of books and the way we consume them, said co-host Andrew Leitch.
“The reason why you’re going to spend $60 on a Kindle is because of the value it has as a reading device, the value that you can put into your reading experience,” he said.
The podcast’s guests are Matt and Anna Hirst, authors of ‘The Hirst Guide to Bookshops’ and ‘The Book Shop Guide to Amazon.ABC Radio Brisbane’s bookseller Adam Jones says there are good bargains on books at the moment.
“You get what you pay for, whether it’s $5 on Amazon or $10 on Amazon.com,” he explained.
“I don’t want to pay $50, but if you’re looking for $5 books, it’s a great deal.”
But the thing is, Amazon is a bit of a gamble, there are some things you can’t find on there, but there are also some great bargains.
“Mr Jones says Amazon is “a bit of an experiment”.”
Amazon is the king of books for some reason, and they’re not even making their money back from their own sales,” he laughed.”
If you’re in the market for something, you can definitely pay a little bit more for it, but it’s not always the best deal.
“The podcast hosts have a simple explanation for why a reader might think the Amazon price is a bargain.”
Amazon has the same price as the Barnes & Noble or the Barnes and Noble Nook, but Amazon is the better deal, because Amazon has the best selection, the most books, the best deals on everything,” he told listeners.”
And Amazon also has a better selection of titles, so it’s going to be worth the extra money, it’ll be worth a little more than what you’d pay at a Barnes & Norris or a Barnes and Nobles.
“He says there’s a lot more to the bargain, and the most important thing is to “get out and buy something you really want”.”
If we can do this, we can make a real difference to people’s lives, to their wallets, to our families, to the world,” Mr Jones said.