Buy the print book, get the ebook for free. Sounds like a dream, right? So why don’t more publishers do it? Well, Michael R. Underwood looks at some of the mechanics behind how bundling works and how it impacts authors.
It’s also an interesting post if you’ve ever wondered about why ebook prices for commercially published p&e titles are so high.
It’s worth noting that, in addition to being an author himself, Michael works for Angry Robot1 on the publisher side of things. I also assume he, yanno. Reads books, too. So he absolutely is the sort of person to listen to in these discussions, given that he has a stake on all sides of the argument.
- Disclaimer: I have a bit of a publisher-crush on Angry Robot. Their books are just so dreamy! [↩]