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Description:   The paperback of “Fifty Shades of Grey” is exactly like the digital version except for this: If you hate the paperback, you can give it away or resell it. If you hate the e-book, you’re stuck with it.

Source:  NYTimes.com

Date: Mar 07, 2013

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/technology/revolution-in-the-resale-of-digital-books-and-music.html?hpw&_r=0

Questions for Discussions:

  • How will the new sharing structures affect cash flow and profitability at publishers?
  • How would you recommend restructuring pricing in order to mitigate the problems that will inevitably arise from the new sharing technology.
  • How else can publishers mitigate the loss of revenues from resellers?

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