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Free and Paid eBooks
When you start to look at eBooks, for example, the eBooks listed in our eBook Directory, eBookJungle.com, you will soon discover that some eBooks are offered for free, whereas others are paid eBooks that you need to purchase before reading.
Why are some eBooks free, and some eBooks for sale?
The first thing to understand is why this is possible: the cost of reproducing and distributing an eBook is virtually zero. After all, once an eBook has been created, it is just a bunch of data that can easily be copied or transferred across the Internet.
Virtually all the costs associated with publishing an eBook, are associated with three things:
Why would an author/publisher want to do this? There are many possible reasons:
So which is better?
Obviously the big advantage of a free eBook is that it is free.
However, it would be unfair to say that free eBooks are generally worse than paid eBooks. There are both excellent and rubbish free eBooks, and likewise there are both excellent and rubbish paid eBooks - every eBook needs to be judged on its own merits.
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