Why do I still need to pay for Kindle ebooks?
New Delhi, Aug. 31, 2018— A lot of readers have been using free ebooks to consume content on the Internet, but some of them, like my colleague Arun Sundararajan, have not been paying for the service.
But it is important to understand that there are other options, including subscriptions and ebooks that are free.
Some readers have become impatient with paying for ebooks because they have not seen any improvement in the quality of the content, but the authors of these books are not being compensated.
As a result, many are not satisfied with their purchases.
There are many reasons why people are not buying ebooks.
They are not used to having a physical copy.
Their physical copies are not as good as online books.
The authors of ebooks are not getting paid for the book.
A Kindle is an electronic book.
The price of a Kindle ebook is the same as a physical book.
And a physical Kindle book costs less than a digital copy.
But the authors are not paid.
Why is this important?
It is because many readers do not have the resources to purchase ebooks online, which is why they are waiting for better ebooks from publishers.
As the prices of e-books have gone up, they have become more affordable.
Many e-book users are also not comfortable with having a subscription and are now opting to buy the ebooks directly from publishers, instead of having to pay online.
This is a trend that will continue.
Publishers, too, are taking steps to increase their revenue from digital sales and subscriptions.
In September, Amazon began offering a free 30-day trial period for authors of Kindle e-readers.
“The 30-days trial period is to give our authors an opportunity to get a first taste of what the Kindle offers,” the Amazon spokesperson said in a statement.
If a publisher offers a trial period, they may be able to attract more authors to the platform.
Amazon has also offered free e-reader subscriptions for authors.
With a trial offer, authors will not need to worry about the high price of their books and they can keep their books for a longer period of time.
What do you think about free eBooks?
Are they worth it?
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