Ranting About The Price Of Books
I'm shocked at the price of buying a new book. It seems so expensive considering that most governements want to encourage people to become more literate. It's hardly surprising that the majority of people would buy a DVD rather than a book. Is there no way that the prices can be reduced without the authors suffering?
The other thing that gets me is that a book typically has its price printed on the back cover and will remain at that price for its entire shelf life with the exception of specific shop sales. DVD's on the other hand have no price printed on them and are often almost half their release price within a couple of months, as well as being re-released with additional features and repackaged as special/limited/collectors/ultimate editions.
I was going to suggest that there should be a central place within each city/town that books can be borrowed and read free of charge but then I thought how dumb I would be for saying that and that I really should think these things through first. Duh - Library!
Anyway my point remains are books too expensive - what do you think, and if you agree what can be done about it?