I have written often about the advantages of e-books. It used to be frustrating when e-books cost as much as printed books despite the obvious facts that publishing costs for e-books are significantly lower than the costs of publishing traditional books. Luckily, that is now changing.
Writing in the Cheapskate Blog, Rick Broida writes that Google Play has a huge, limited-time e-book sale going on right now. This isn’t one or two high-profile books accompanied by a bunch you’ve never heard of; the selection includes one bestseller after another. Most of them can be purchased for $1.99 or $2.99 with a very few at higher prices. The highest-priced e-book I see on the list sells for $4.99, still a fraction of the price of the same book printed on paper. You can read the books on Windows, Macintosh, iPad, or Android devices.