As we have previously discussed, there is nothing more infuriating that buying a newly released book from Amazon. The ridiculous markdown on hardbacks combined with the infuriating mark up on the Kindle version creates the following situation:
How infuriating. I can buy the Kindle version for 15 bucks or get the hardback from Amazon for $16.43. The hell?
You know what I'm probably *going* to do, even though it's totally illogical? Go down to my local independent bookstore, right in the neighborhood, and plunk down full price for it. At least that way the local bookstore gets a cut. Those jerks at Amazon, or those jerks at the publishing house, or whoever it is that makes hardback sales the be-all-end-all number, make me want to scream. Don't get me wrong---I still by plenty for Amazon. But every once in a while, I just want to protest the stupidity. It also makes it more likely that I will get my small, petty revenge by letting other people borrow it. That's why I almost always purchase the actual book in these situations---I hate spending $15 on a non-lendable Kindle book.
PS. You know what, the more I think about it, the more likely it will be that I won't buy this book at all. I'll borrow it from the library at school and read it for free. Take that publishers! Of course, the downside of this plan is that I'm not supporting the author.