Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Newsweek is really trying to capitalize

So I see today that Newsweek has launched four new e-books via the Amazon Kindle, apparently compiling some of their existing coverage on the candidates as well as adding some new content. The compilations will only be available on the Kindle, and here's the kicker: they are each $9.99! (For those that don't know, that is about the highest priced product on Kindle, brand new NY Times Bestsellers - generally only available in hardcover physical format - are typically priced at $9.99 as well.) These compilation pieces could be really interesting, and a good way for people to get a fairly full picture of the candidates, but I am not about to spend $40 to get a compilation from Newsweek.

Check it out:

Do you think these are each worth $9.99? I probably would have paid $9.99 for both of the Democrats or both of the Republicans or perhaps just all 4 together, but not for just one.


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