It may be convenient to purchase electronic books through Apple’s iBookstore, but in most cases you’ll be paying too much. In fact, the Justice Department has warned Apple Inc. and five of the biggest U.S. publishers that it plans to sue them for allegedly colluding to raise the price of electronic books. See the Wall Street Journal article U.S. Warns Apple, Publishers
Here’s an example: The 12th Planet by Zecharia Sitchin, at the time of this post, is $16.99 from Apple’s iBookstore.
The same book is $7.59 at Amazon! Quite a difference in price.
If you use an iPhone or iPad to read books, there is a solution. Go to the Apple App Store and install the free Kindle Reader App. After it’s installed, open it up and register your device by entering your Amazon account information. Next, log into Amazon and purchase your book. Notice there is the option “Deliver to:” Here, you can select your registered Apple devices.
And within just a couple minutes, you have your book and saved money. In the above example, I saved $9.40 (over 55%). Why pay more?