Infographic: what's the cheapest eBook format?

Digital books are outselling paper on Amazon, but are eBooks any cheaper?

15 Jun 2011

Amazon is selling more digital books than paper copies, but are consumers getting a good deal?

While sales of eBooks and readers such as the Kindle continue to soar, customers have complained that digital versions of books aren't as cheap as they expected - sometimes as much as hardback copies.

Part of that is down to an agency pricing model, in which publishers set the price, not retailers such as Amazon.

However, the system is under fire, with the Office of Fair Trading and EU regulators investigating how prices of eBooks are being controlled.

We surveyed the prices of the top 40 books on The Sunday Times' bestsellers list to find out if Kindle, ePub, iBook or plain old paper was the cheapest format.

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