December 5, 2010
The Glom Book Club, Kindle, and Free Markets
I'm a little late to the party here, but when I was checking out the Glom's most recent book club selection, "All the Devils Are Here," I came across an interesting example of consumer activism on Amazon. Apparently, Kindle users were so upset with the book's publisher charging the same price for the electronic version of the book as the hardcover version that they decided to express their discontent by slapping low ratings on the book. Not sure whether it's related, but the Kindle price has come down in the meantime. I ended up "buying" this.