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June 21, 2011 at 10:45am

The Curve

LA Times blogger Carolyn Kellogg wrote an article called "Independent author John Locke joins Amazon’s million-Kindle-seller club, but at what cost?" which includes ignorant claims such as:

“Locke makes less money with his 99-cent gambit than he would selling the same number of books with a traditional publisher.”

Are you sure he’d sell the same number of books? Why didn’t he price his books at $100 then?

Dear Carolyn, may I point you to this very useful article on Wikipedia: Supply and demand. Look at the curve. Read the explanation. I’m sure what you learn from it will improve your future articles and prevent you from writing bogus claims.



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