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Digital pulp revisited

December 24, 2009

A comment on my earlier post was that digital media can get expensive.. not always.  I just started reading the audio book ‘Free, The Future of a Radical Price’ by Chris Anderson, and guess what- the unabridged audio version is free from Audible. No subscription required and no strings attached.

Here is the price breakdown of several versions:

  1. List price: $26.99
  2. Hardcover from Amazon and Barnes & Noble (not available in soft cover yet); $21.59
  3. e-book at e-books.com: $19.99
  4. Kindle e-book edition: $9.99 (this was free a few months ago when I downloaded it)
  5. Unabridged audio book at Audible.com: Free!

The publisher’s summary on Audible states, “The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free. In his revolutionary best seller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never been possible before. Now, in Free, he makes the compelling case that, in many instances, businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them.”

If you download the audible version, make sure you download the ‘e’ or the enhanced version for the best quality audio.

-by Noerah

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