Good analysis of the situation, Ann.Ann in Arlington said:Here's the problem: Amazon said they'd sell NYT bestsellers at 9.99. And you know, they pretty much do. But not all books are on the bestseller list the day they're released, and some never make it. In fact, there are a LOT of books that never make NYT bestseller that are still only 9.99. Or. . .Even Less. . . .But what the whiners heard is 'no book more than 9.99' which is patently false so they get bent out of shape because it's Amazon's fault that they can't understand plain English.
Here's my rule: if I want a book, and feel it's worth the price, I buy it. If I'm not sure, I sample it. And, if I know I want to read it but the price is higher than I want to pay, well, I'll wait. I've got so many books on my Kindle now -- not to mention paper books -- that I wouldn't get to it for a year anyway.
BTW, there was someone who had posted a site where you can sign up and they'll watch book prices and notify you when it gets to your "I'll pay this level". . . does anyone remember where that is? (I should probably go look under '"booklovers' links")