amazon extends ebook sale of my book: 86% off!

WalkerCover-r06 croppedAmazon has chosen to continue the sale of my e-book of my book Human Transit at US$4.74.  Buy it here.  No knowing when that will end, so if you're a Kindle-user, best buy now!

And if anyone cares, I get the same cute little royalty regardless of sale price.

(Conventional e-book price is at or over $20 depending on vendor, so as usual, Amazon is taking a loss in return for global dominion over rival platforms.  On the bright side, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's disinterest in conventional profit perhaps augurs well for the Washington Post, which he bought yesterday.)

5 Responses to amazon extends ebook sale of my book: 86% off!

  1. mike williams (@memeweaver) August 7, 2013 at 1:29 am #

    Unfortunately unconventional pricing means that if your Kindle store is not in the US, e.g. the UK, the price is waaaaaay higher. What’s the price of a digital bit, anyone?

  2. Joe Busman August 7, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    eBook prices average around $6. Only the top sellers break $10 but don’t pass $20. Amazon has countless eBook titles that are MORE expensive than their paperback. That makes NO sense what-so-ever as the price to create a paperback is significantly higher including delivery than eBooks. I publish books, and even at half the price, my eBooks makes me much more money than paperbacks.

  3. JJJ August 7, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    $33 for the paperback? Is it bound in gold?

  4. James Kennedy August 9, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    I just finished your book, actually, and wrote a little piece trying to connect its thinking to Providence, RI’s system. I know you may not be particularly familiar with the details of RIPTA, but I’d actually appreciate the chime-in on the blog article to see if what I’m saying in any way corresponds to your overall thoughts about transit.
    In particular, the question is partly about development, and does a trolley/streetcar bring more of that than a bus? And I feel as though what you say in your book would lead me to think that’s not as important a question as the frequency of the service. But I’m not exactly sure of case studies about development to rebuttal that type of criticism.
    Also, how does the overall maintenance of a system vary on the basis of whether it’s rail or bus? I don’t know exactly how to answer that question either, and it seems to be one of the terms of the debate.
    This is the article:

  5. eReader Comparison August 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Great ebook, I Like the title of it.