OK, so I get the new Kindle yesterday.
Man, what a slick little device. The electronic ink really is like reading printed paper. It's affordable, the perfect size, lasts a long time on a charge, and comes with a dictionary (two actually).
I was pretty jazzed about it, until I started shopping for books.
I could have sworn that I heard that the Kindle edition e-books were going to be about half the price of a printed paperback. Paperbacks usually go off the shelf for $5.99-$8.99
That's the price range of the Kindle e-books (and some are much higher). And I'm not talking about new releases, these are titles that have been out for years.
Am I completely wrong? Did I just imagine that I heard that Kindle e-books were supposed to be a lot cheaper because there is no cost of printing?