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Is it good for the writers that the price of the books increases?



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Is it good for the writers that the price of the books increases?

I just heard in the news a while ago that our country will make the price of the books higher than what we have today. I think they will put some e-vat or something that may be the reason for it. Never know if this will give the readers a huge affect to them.

But  what I need to know is that is it okay for the writer to sell their books higher than what we used to? Will it make people to turn away from reading books?

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Corzhens

SInce writers are the source of contents of the books that means writers are part of the supply. When prices of books increase then that is an indication of a rise in demand and that is definitely good for the supply which includes the writer. However, the prices of books depends on the kind of books because rare types of books demand a higher price while common books are priced lower.



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Youngshark

What if it is the governwment that has noted that there is a huge demand currently hence introduced a levy that will see it cash in on the profits. That could be bad news for writers since the demand will lower as according to sinple economics.



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Steve5

That's a nice point. It could be that books are beloved by many people. This might be why the Harry Potter series became a bit pricey over the years. There have since been many box collections and cover changes to these books.

And yet the demand keeps a steady pace due to it becoming a classic.



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jeffreyjose48

I believe the price increase in books is good for the writers. They could earn a lot of money. They can write more books because now they have budget. its just a cycle.



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MomoStarr16

You are right there. But from what I heard in the news it is not about the supply and demand why it will rises the price. They just need it for taxes or whatsoever. I feel negative about it. Thanks for the answer.



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Steve5

Well, when you it that way, it does sound bad. It's like a mandatory price increase just for the sake of it. I probably won't support it unless the writers are benefiting from this. It makes me feel bad for people on a tight budget.



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MomoStarr16

That will be good and I will support them more too if it will be benefit the writers. But if the increase will be given to other things other than the writers then it may sounds bad.



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Steve5

Yes, it's like they're making it harder for both sides of the party. The writer needs income from the books they've written. And as much as the reader wants to read their books, they can't buy them if they're too expensive.



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mdayrit

I agree. The increase in prices does not really benefit the writer a lot. Most of the time it increases because of additional taxes or fees and not all because of the demand and supply reason. Yes there are instances that the book becomes huge and sells fast in the market, reason for it to increase price. But this is not always the case. Not all books are as hot selling as Harry Potter but you will notice that prices are still higher than most people can afford.



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Steve5

I know what you mean. This might even negatively affect the writer's income. People are more open to buying when the price is low. Increasing it only makes them think twice instead of buying a bunch of books.

I like what you said about famous collections. Most people seem to forget that already successful books are a different story compared to simply published series. The former is understandably famous and the latter still has a high mountain to climb.



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Martinsx1

I completely agree with you on this one, everything have things that influences it and just like the law of demand and supply, if variable A drops, variable B be directly affected, there is no two ways about.



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jeffreyjose48

I believe it is not good. Prices of books should not go up. It will greatly benefit the readers if it will not go up. Here in our country today almost all of the prices are going up. The prices of rice from 30 pesos became 50 pesos.

Just like any products that you would sell to any buyer. The buyers are really looking for affordable goods but with good quality. The same is also true with the prices of books. Book readers also consider buying of books with their financial budget or capacity.



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nrnlss

I agree to this. But, is it the writers who get the money from increasing price or is it the publisher?



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anchoreztin

This is a big sad news for me. In our countrt we are expereincing some changes and even the price for books is affected. I totally understand the need for increase in price and all I can do is to comply.



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Barida

I don't know if you are a student or someone that enjoys reading books, but if you are one of the above, I would say that it is not going to be easy for you to adjust to the changes in prices. One thing that I know is that when there are decisions taken, it is not always going to affect all in good ways.



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anchoreztin

I am both a student and someone who loves books. Yes you are right. It will be very hard for me especially because of the expenses. But I will do my best to comply with the requirements of my university. At present I will set aside the books for my hobbies and prioritize my academic needs.



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Steve5

I'm sorry you have to put up with this. It's very inconvenient for them to suddenly increase book prices. I guess that's how things are in life. Stuff just gets more expensive as time goes by.

But you can still wait for them to go on sale. Bookstores have promos that give you value for your money. Also, let's point out the elephant in the room.

Common sense tells us that people probably won't be fazed by it. They'll just download free copies on the internet. Problem solved. The price increase is mostly limited to printed books like paperback and hardbound. Go figure. Hahaha!



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MomoStarr16

It is always good to invest things like books. You will never get broke with buying a high price books as long as it contains a lot of knowledge to acquire. Keep on reading and it will be a good thing to do when you are still young.



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MomoStarr16

Maybe we live in the same country. That is exactly what is happening in our country. Making all the items price with a high price and now they are targeting the books. How really sad for readers like me.



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Martinsx1

The truth is that no one appreciates increase in price in anything they are purchasing, it never gives a good feeling at all because you would have to pay more than you bargain for for the same product. Even sellers aren't happy either with the increasing price of product because they will still end up buying it expensive to still sell it costly as well.



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Barida

When we talk about increase in the prices of book, I must commend the government of any country that makes such move since it is one of the good ways that we show the writers and author in that particular country that their are being appreciated. It was never something that you could say that it is going to benefit them from the beginning as some writers must have written some books already and published at a particular price.



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MomoStarr16

At some point it seems you see this increasing of book's price is a positive thing for you. Like a giving more commend to the writers by giving them more money for their article. In that way, you seems right.



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Martinsx1

Seriously, I don't know whether to appreciate the government or hate on them for involving themselves in books price. I have a mixed feeling about their involvement but all I ever care for is that the book author be satisfied with what his books sells and the reader be satisfied with what he buys the book for. Let everything be on a 50-50 note for everyone.



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stbrians

The government should also punish plagiarists and unscrupulous businessmen who swindle writers of their hsrdearned money from book sales



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NesMarcos

I would have to agree that it is a good news for writers and authors that their work are being appreciated. Meanwhile, it is indeed a sad news for book lovers who constantly buying books for new stories, and for students that a book is really necessary. Either ways, there is always pros and cons to everything and we as the sellers and consumers, need to comply with these changes.



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Steve5

I think readers will find a way to get their hands on new books. There's a saying about finding ways if you really want something to happen. So I guess they can save money for it. Like instead of buying expensive coffee, they can use the cash for buying books.



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NesMarcos

I would have to agree with you. It is true that if you really want something, you will do everything possible just to have it, even if it cost more than you expected.



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Steve5

It's like what we do with other stuff. Just because they're books doesn't mean they're any different from what we buy. Like how we spend extra money on expensive coffee.

Honestly, people will do anything in their power if they want it that much. I've known people who can't afford expensive books but are still able to buy them. It's because they save money and use it to buy books once they have enough cash.



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MomoStarr16

A really good one if they will be given to the writers. The bad thing is it seems like a tax that will be given to the government. So it really make it hard for me to think wether it is good or bad.



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Martinsx1

If you are a book writer, I'm sure that it's definitely going to be a good news that you are making double figures with each sale of your book. Who doesn't want to make more money from his or her new book? I believe that we all do but it's very important to keep it in mind that you can't write all books on all subject matter, so be ready to buy another author's book very expensive like yours was sold.



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NesMarcos

That is certainly right. As a writer and a consumer myself, I really need to prepare for the changes. No matter what it is, books are books and it will give me something that I will treasure.



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stbrians

I agree with you. Those buying the book at a higher price may go an extra expense which they never bargained for.



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amelia88

I think it really depends. I know for me in my country, the sales of e-books are probably more common than hard copy. I don't know that a price increase on hard copy books would impact much here, but in areas where the sales of hard copy books still dominate the market, it might affect things. With the expenses of a lot of things going up, certain luxury items fall by the wayside.



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Steve5

That's a sad way of putting it. Indeed, it seems that expensive items are getting less attention. People like the accessibility of cheap prices that retain good quality. I've also noticed the focus on digital books compared to paperbacks and hard covers.



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amelia88

It is sad isn’t it. I think here where I live in particular, Day to Day living expenses like electricity or rent have gone up so much in the last 10 years that people are cutting back in other ways. Or at least trying to find cheaper ways of doing things. Ebooks over traditional books is one of those ways, although I do miss traditional books (and that new book smell!)



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Steve5

Aw, me too! I also love the fresh print feel aside from the smell. Physical books just have a certain wonder to them. Though, what I like about eBooks is the fact I won't have to worry about maintaining their original appearance.

Not to mention the space allocation as you collect more books.

Overall, it does seem that eBooks provide more sustainability for readers. They can simply get their target books for a cheap price and read them easier.

Despite my appreciation for printed books, I struggle with actually reading them. So many factors come into play like lighting, font size, and a bunch of stuff that's totally out of our control, at least, most of the time.

Unless I have the perfect reading spot, I won't be able to fully immerse myself in what I'm reading. I'm not like others that seem capable of astral projecting their consciousness to the book's imaginary world once they get into reading.

I'm like "nope." I'm still here. I feel the heat and the noise of the place I'm staying at. So if the place where I'm reading doesn't feel like cloud 9, it entirely takes away from my reading experience.

How about you? How's your reading experience?



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amelia88

I feel like I still buy print books in certain situations. Say for instance if I'm at an airport going on a trip...there's something sentimental for me about buying a print copy book at one of those airport stores, and reading it on the plane.

However, I totally get the space saving thing too. I have been trying to adopt a more minimalist approach to life, and with that comes trying to reduce the physical clutter I bring into my home. Sure, books are important and wonderful but they do still take up a significant amount of space, so kindles or other ebook readers are useful there.

Like you, I also love finding perfect reading spots. I tend to get distracted if there's too much noise or other things going on around me. I don't get to read for pleasure as much as I used to, so when I do have a chance to enjoy a good book I like the overall experience to be as perfect as it can be!



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Steve5

Oh, I get that feeling. I can't tell you how many times I've bought books out of interest. I used to think that bookstores were making me broke. That's a funny way of saying it. But it's also kind of true.

Remember how we'd procrastinate over buying books before actually going to the counter? Sometimes it takes longer to browse a bookstore than grocery shopping.

It always seems like there's too many of what we like.

I feel like eBooks are a natural evolution of printed books. As much as we loved the concrete familiarity of paperbacks and hardbound, we're still getting the important part. And that's the content itself.

Paper's practically a means of communicating these thoughts and ideas to us. It's just that eBooks provide it in digital form. And like you've said, we could practically store thousands of books in one e-reader and no one would know unless they look.

So here's to us enjoying the advancement of modern age technology. Let's make life easier for us by listening to audio books. Especially, for those incredibly long stories and non-fiction content.

I still haven't maximized audio books as much as I'd like to. We should probably listen to more of them.

Hopefully, we can do that. It's drastically easier to listen to books instead of concentrating on the text.



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amelia88

I need to get into audiobooks more too, but sometimes they are just as expensive (if not more!) than hard copy books...at least here where I live. Kindle versions of books are the cheapest. One thing I do really like listening to though are podcasts! I learn a lot from them and they're free which is nice!



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Steve5

Oh, now you're talking. I like podcasts too. Though, I haven't listened to them much as well. I guess we should put that in our schedule.

Have you tried downloading audio books? There are lots of free sources available. I've even seen some on Youtube.

That's probably the elephant in the room, isn't it? The internet's full of ways to get premium stuff for free. Like audio books.

I'm guessing that most people who get to listen to a bunch of audio books haven't even paid much for them. Funny how life works.



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mark8625

I feel you with the increase of almost everything now. I live in the country where the inflations rate is higher as 6% percent in just 1 month and the rapidly higher in more than a decade now. All items in the grocery has increase their price in about almost $2.00. Many people are suffering especially in the lower class.



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amelia88

Right? It's crazy just how much stuff has gone up even in the last few years, and where I live I don't think people's wages have been going up at anywhere near the same pace. It definitely makes things tough when it comes to anything out of the "essentials" categories being purchased, especially if you don't have a ton of money coming in in the first place. I'm definitely not on a Kardashian budget!



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Steve5

Oh, that's sad. I hope the situation there for everyone improves. Lots of countries seem to have inflation rates rising nowadays. It's really bad for people who only have enough money to get by every day.



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mark8625

Yeah my country is getting worst and people suffering too much. High inflation is not fine especially in developing country like mine. That is why almost all items increases even books are affected.



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Steve5

I remember elderly people saying how everything's gone up since their time. They remember the simple life and having stuff that's appropriately priced.

Now they sympathize with middle and lower class people because they only have enough to provide for their basic necessities. So it feel like a miracle whenever they get the chance to buy stuff they want.



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jayjaydimson

Of course, because writing a book is not an easy task. It takes time to finish every book and you need to have a bright mind and a lot of imaginations so the outcome of the book would become awesome and lovely to read. And I salute all the book writers because without them there are not books published all around the world.



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Martinsx1

Depending on the kind of book one have written, its content, on what subject, how many pages, the kind of material used to print the book, it's ebook natue if it's an electronic copy, would all be the deciding factor in how much such book is to be sold. You can expect to sell a book of 50 pages the same price with a book of 300 pages that is written well.



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amelia88

That's definitely something I need to remember when it comes to buying books - that a significant amount of work goes on behind the scenes to get a book to the process of being printed. I can only imagine how much work and how many hours go into writing a novel!



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NesMarcos

It is indeed takes time. From planning to publishing. The hardest part is making a content that will basically catch the attention or the content that will comply with the needs of the readers.



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jeffreyjose48

i don't think so. The higher the prices the lower the affordability of people. What's good is 50-50. The writer could earn and the readers can also buy books to read.



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Steve5

I don't know. It could be a good thing for writers since they'll get higher incentive from it. But from what I've read, most readers are put off by expensive pricing. They prefer a more affordable price because not everyone has lots of money.

Some actually find ways to buy books despite not having extra cash. This happens when they like the writer's works so much. I wonder how it'll work out for both the author and the reader.



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Gilgamesh

It's a double edge sword though because I know that their income will increase for a bit. Also atthe same time some readers will find other alternatives than buying theiir books causing the drop of sales of the books. These still depends upon the actual prize increase.
In conclusion, it will remain the same because even though some readers stop buying books the overall increase of the income of the writer will do that part. It just depens if the writers will have some commision into the increase of the price of books.



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stbrians

Reading bookd will never cease or stop. In fact reading will increase as the population increases.

Writers are prone to receive part of the increased cost unless some scrupulous businessmen swindles them of their hsrdearned sweat.



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rlpzbeermoney

I don't think the price of books directly affects the writers. Who gets directly affected is the manufacturer and the customer. The manufacturer has to deal with the increased price of paper and ink and manufacturing costs. The higher price point of books will turn off potential customers from buying said books. Inflation is a pain in this economy.



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esteban123

I think it is not good to increase the price of the books since it will only result in decline of the usage in it since people can resort to some online reading or having an ebook because everything is made possible now through the internet. I understand that it is maybe because of the high price of the raw materials used for making a book that is why they are going to demand an increase. It will surely have an effect on the consumers who are the primary users of books.



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Zelmontero

It may have a good effect on the authors and writers because they will earn more. The bad effect is that many people may not afford buying a book if the price become more expensive. People may just buy food instead of buying books.



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jaymish3

I don't think this is a good idea especially for a government that wants to see its writers succeed and its citizens more educated. The VAT is for the government and does not benefit writers so this is not good for writers. Also this may see the demand for books go down because if people have to make choices they won't make books a priority or because of the expense they may choose to get free and illegal downloads rather then spend money.



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Kakashi2020

I really don't think that increasing book prices is a good deal well it's good for the well-known writers who already have a legion of fans. But i think it would have a negative effect on the majority of writers specially the new ones and unpopular ones.



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blackmist

I think the it is good because the writer will benefit from it. Higher price means more earning. The only downside is the customer are the one who will suffer. They will pay more than the usual price and maybe some will not buy because of the price. But if the books are popular then maybe there will not be a problem because it be still be sold easily.



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coolavender

If the price increase for books in your country was brought about by the imposition of e-vat, that is bad news for the writer and the publishing company. They don't stand to benefit from it because the price increase for tax is remitted to the government by sellers, publishers, or bookstores. The imposition of e-vat on books as well as the price increases to cover the rising cost of production and marketing have been adversely affecting the sale of books in my country. Non-essential books are the hardest hit books in this case.



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superlicca

If I were a writer of a book, I wouldn't like my books to have a higher price. As much as possible, I want my books to be affordable for everyone who loves to read. The higher the price, the lower the chance of getting sales. Not everyone can afford pricey books. Some of the readers have a tight budget.



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mark8625

I dont think it is good news for the writers to increase the price of their books because in the first place government made that decisions. They put additional taxes price in it which is all the money will not go with the writers but in the government funds.



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mdayrit

I agree. The prices of the books increases while the amount of payment that the writer receives still remains the same. The increase just goes to all other taxes and fees that is added to the price. Does not benefit the writer at all. This makes it even harder for writers to sell a book it becomes a best seller that people will be willing to pay no matter how much the price is.



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mark8625

Yeah that is all correct. Writers will be affected too much if they increase the price of books. Price in the book should be stable so that many book lovers will not be affected from the increase.



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superlicca

Since the increase is for e-vat, I don't think that the writers can get benefits from the price increase. This circumstance will just affect the sales of the writers. People might have to think twice before buying the books due to the higher price.



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Chinet23

The writer or author might not be able to earn from it. Maybe, it will depend on the reason for the increase. If there's really an inflation in almost all items or purchases then that will decrease the purchasing power of the people and might resort to other cheaper means like learning online for free or e-books where they can get the same learning.



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Steve5

Generally speaking, higher price can negatively affect book sales. That's why you can see the opposite during discounted promotional sales. Cheaper price yields a better chance at profit since it becomes accessible to so many people.



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beerthooyah

Nowadays, There are now many alternatives to printed books like ebooks, blogs, internet etc. These kind of material endangers the existence of printed materials as we have witness the closure of some popular magazines and being converted into a digital format. However, physical books have a unique charm and aesthetics which is one of its big advantages. Increasing its price means only increasing its value. Authors need not worry for there many other formats that they could use in publishing their work.



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Steve5

This is the thing with modern readers. They can either choose printed format or digital versions. Like eBooks and audio books. Honestly, I'd rather read eBooks because they're more convenient. But I wouldn't be against having physical copies of books that I really like.

So you're right. It only makes them more special.



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CyrusWahome

I think increasing the average price of books will have two different effects on writers. One, some readers might stop buying books because they will simply not afford them. As such, there will be so many published books without anyone to buy, thereby decreasing the value of writing as well as spelling doom for aspiring writers. On the other hand, an increase in price will motivate writers to do better and produce good books. This will increase the value of the existing reading culture, which is an excellent thing for all the writers in the world.



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amelia88

One thing this topic made me think about was how many people (if any) still use their local library. It's been a while since I last visited mine but this is re-igniting my desire to go!



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Steve5

Oh, me too! I forgot how fun it was to explore libraries. I feel like it would be amazing to live near one. You get to read a bunch of books for free. It's also fun for study sessions with friends.



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Aeolos

Yes, of course. Since the writers income comes from the books they are going to sold. This can be very helpful for the writers to be more creative with their work because their works will quickly spread out with the help of social medias. The downside for increasing the price are the readers who cannot afford for it. However, as a reader myself, I will still be buying that book if it is worth my money.



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Steve5

That's the deciding factor. Readers will still buy books even if they're priced higher than before. It's just that others will feel discouraged if they don't have enough money for it. So it's about how badly they want to buy the books they're reading. It's mostly like that for series and collections.



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mitan143

For me, it's fine as long as the reason is necessary. We can't help it that in today's generation everything is increasing especially the prices. I don't really have a concrete idea on economics or marketing or whatever it is, but it is just that if they need to increase the price of the books then so be it. There are a lot of factors that they need to be considered and there are changes. But of course, I'm against if they just taking some advantages for adding a lot of excess fees.



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Steve5

Me too. It's inevitable since everything becomes more expensive as time passes by. I think about how products used to be affordable. Now you have to choose wisely on where to spend your money. It's a good thing that books are more accessible with the help of the internet.



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bachiekins

I believe that the book authors, publisher et al, should still be the one in control of the book prices. If the government response is because of an economic crisis, thus the price increase, then I say there are more items that should get higher tax. Books are one of the best things that relates to education. May it be academic or leisure reading, the access should be made readily available to everybody. Specially at this time and age, when most information can be seen online and for free.

How can the younger generation be motivated to read, and specially write? I hope they can find a better solution than increase taxes on books.



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Steve5

I feel the same way. This poses a risk for academic books. Many schools who give poor children free education will have to accommodate the change in price. It might make it more difficult for them in terms of budget.



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NerdIndeed

From an author's viewpoint, I guess you have the right to worry if prices of books will incur more taxes as it may hinder potential buyers from purchasing it. But still, if you are confident that you offer quality content, and you believe that your readers will love it and get their money's worth, it's okay. True book lovers and those who want entirely to learn or be entertained do not consider prices when it is a good read.



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Steve5

You have a point. I believe readers will find ways of buying books if they really are so determined. But that may not be the case for people of the lower class who can't spare much other than their bare necessities. Increase in prices usually make people less inclined to purchase items.



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NerdIndeed

You also have a point. I'm not sure how much of an increase we are talking about here, but if it's just a dollar maximum, I don't think it makes much of a difference. Besides, buyers will only know about the price increase if they had checked out the book before but decided to buy it at a later time.



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Steve5

Yes, that's it. It would only be a huge deal if the price increase was too high. But I have a feeling that even if it's just a few dollars, they will keep doing it every year or so. Until the time comes when printed books become too expensive.



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jayjaydimson

We all know that anything can be found online, so I won't suggest to a writer to make the prices higher because no one will buy it anymore if it cost too much.



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Steve5

Yes, that's the truth. Like how people even prefer to download movies instead of buying tickets for the theater. Most readers simply buy copies to show their support for their authors. But they just as easily opt to get free copies online if they feel that it's too expensive.



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Jeane

I believe that when the price of something non- up demand for that product may drop significantly. Theoretically, though writers are more likely to earn more money from their books when prices increase, they might make
less money so it just might not be such a good thing after all.

Offtopic:

Ever noticed how a number of books are really cheap on Amazon? The books are prices thusly because people are more likely to spend $2 (get a book) but might not buy that book if it costs $10 or more. List them cheap, you might sell more copies. Just something you ought to consider should you publish a
book online.



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Steve5

That's so true. I wonder why they even keep on trying to make it less affordable. As you've shared, Amazon is getting great sales due to being so affordable. The key there is being cheap in terms of price without compromising on quality.

This could be the reason why many readers react so violently towards badly written books. Because for them, better books are being sold for only a few dollars. So it boggles their minds how other books with inferior quality try to sell themselves with a higher price.



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esteban123

I think there would be an advantage and disadvantages to writers if books would increase its price because it might cause a problem on the part of the clients who wants to buy a certain book. It might affect in the purchasing power of the clients to buy books that they like, maybe they would limit now the purchase of it or even doesn't bother to buy again and just resort to the information that is widely available in the internet. I think that the price increases of books should be studied well before implementing since it could create a thrilling effect on the clients.



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Steve5

I see what you mean. It's like a change that could either pull more readers in or put them off. In a way, more expensive books are regarded as premium items. Only dedicate readers can afford such a high price. But it could also make other readers less likely to buy their favorite books.



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Jeane

expensive books are regarded as premium items. Only dedicated readers can afford such a high price.

True.

Question though is what if your target audience can't afford to spend the money you demand? What about readers who would want to buy a book elsewhere but because it is expensive they'd instead try to find a pirated copy of the book?

Since piracy is going nowhere, the only way to combat it is to sell books at relatively low prices. A buck or two. It isn't much money but someone would probably spend that money on a book rather than waste precious time trying to find a pirated copy of the book. It is no loss to you, the writer.



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Steve5

That's very thoughtful. I'd have to agree. This is the main reason why others are selling thousands of eBooks online. And I mean people buy lots of copies because it's so cheap.

That's kind of the question modern readers ask before buying. Why would I spend that much money on your book when there are better quality books out there for less?



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romyter013

I guess on my own opinion, for people who are really love and avid to purchased books, its something that not really affect them at all specially if they really want to have it asap because they been waiting for days to released that, surely they can find a way.



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Steve5

Yes, people can find a way. But it won't always be the case. They might not succeed. And if trying so hard eventually becomes too much of a burden for them, they'll likely give up. One solution for most readers is sharing copies with their friends. They borrow from someone who has a copy of their target books.



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Jeane

One solution for most readers is sharing copies with their friends. They borrow from someone who has a copy of their target books.

This will get to be more common for hard copy books because of their price.

I've heard of groups formed for specifically for this. They aren't reading groups per se but they call themselves that. Members of said groups come up with a list of books which they want to buy. Each member buys one book and then they'll exchange these books until all of them are read after which they will buy other books.



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Steve5

I like the way you describe things. The way you worded that made it sound so sinister and forbidden. As if they're a hidden occult group of sorts. That certainly made my day.

Seriously, try reading your last paragraph with a cinematic Horror theme in mind. Then imagine a sudden jump scare music at the end. That's how I felt while reading it.

I've actually seen online groups like this. Someone asks for a copy of a book or series. Then, those who have it share their copies. As someone who can't buy books on a whim, I can see the benefit of being able to share copies.

I don't think this negatively affects writers at all. Fans of books have been known to buy copies of their favorite author's books despite having already read them from someone else's copy.

Book lovers are known to be fiercely loyal and especially supportive of their beloved authors. So they will purchase simply for the sake of supporting them wholeheartedly.



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jetselle

Im not sure if the the writer will benefit from it when the book price rise its value. but it is a bad news to who always purchasing books for readers who love books, and for understudies that a book is extremely vital. Either courses, there is dependably advantages and disadvantages to everything and we as the merchants and buyers, need to conform to these progressions. I am a big time fan of reading books and I always prefer to buy a secondhand book than brandnew because the important to me is the content of the book.



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jaymish3

I agree @jetselle most people read second hand books. There is no use spending your money on a book when they are copies available. Unless you like the book so much you want to keep a copy, most people read and pass their books on to other people. I also think that the price of books should come down and will eventually come done, so that more people can buy them. With the internet more books are available for free, so publishers should really think about this seriously.



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MomoStarr16

That will be the motivation for us as a writer to write a really good articles or story that is worth buying. There are readers or book worm person who loves to buy ebooks if they know how good that book is. Quality works are the key.



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limberg

It depends. If I'll take the point of view of the consumer, I'd be looking for a good book to read that's not that expensive. This is why I usually look for good reads at book sale stores or for cheap eBooks.

On the part of the writer, yes, we would like our books to be priced high. But would we really be able to get lots of customers that way?

Marketing a costly book is hard. But I do have lots of friends who are authors who are benefiting from high prized books. How do they benefit? They write textbooks and partner with schools and universities. These schools and universities then require the students to purchase the books. Voila. Instant money for the authors.



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Kakashi2020

In my opinion it would benefit popular and famous writers but not newbies and startups. So increasing book prices would be counter productive because if the price gets too expensive more people won't be able to afford it.



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theresajane

I personally think that it would decrease the number of buyers. Back then, when that happened to our country, Many actually resorted to .pdf files uploaded and ready for download on the internet. Though printed books are still the best, we still cannot stop some consumers who resort to ways that won't give them financial problems.



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jpk0007

The number of people who buy books and read them has seen a huge decline for years now. If the cost of the books is increased then it will definitely will reduce the sales. I think the Governments instead of increasing the price of books should heavily subsidise the cost on books. The more affordable the books become , it will increase the number of buyers significantly.Other wise a day will come when reading books will be limited to a select elite class of people and eventually people will completely stop buying and reading books.



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jayjaydimson

Yes. Of course, it's a good thing to make the price of the book higher so that the book writer will become motivated on what they are doing.



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Kakashi2020

It could be good to a select few, notably the published popular writers and bestselling authors. On ther hand an increase in book prices would have a negative effect on newbies, startups, unpublished writers and the not so popular writers. Higher prices might affect the general book sales because fewer people would be able to buy books.



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