Why Are Kindle Books So Expensive?

I read a lot of books and never got why books on Amazon’s Kindle were so expensive.  $9.99?  Greedy authors.  A lot of people agree, you can see by just browsing Kindle books:

Publisher Greed

The customers are firmly in the “The Author / Publisher is Greedy” camp. I never crunched the numbers until I released my own travel book, and I found out why kindle books are so expensive: it is about the % Amazon takes.

Why Are Kindle Books So Expensive?

So as an author I choose between Amazon taking 65% of my book sale price or the cost of delivery ($.01-$7.50) plus 30%.

So why are kindle books so expensive?  Look at Amazon, not the authors.

Commenting Rules