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  1. dustyjay

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    That's just insane that there are well-respected people that are praising the idea. I don't think this is how books should operate in this world of iPads and Kindles.
     
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    Another money grabber.
    Not satisfied with ripping us off once, they want to repeat it.
    I suspect no-one will buy them until the publishers give no choice and then there will be complaints about people getting hold of ripped versions like there are films now. Everyone will lose.
     
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    90% of all my recreational reading is done on my Kindle. The rest are periodicals that I could read on my Kindle, but the illustrations are not satisfying so I go with a hard copy of those. I do own several hard copy books that I re-read at times, it would really upset me If I went to open one of these up to find 400 pages of blank paper. Not to mention that there have been some books that have taken me more than 2 months to read. Granted most of my books are Paperback (The cost of most Hardbound books I feel are outrageous), but suppose I buy a repair manual for my car that is printed using this process, then find out I have to spend an additional $25 to $45 when I have to Do the brakes 3 months after I purchased the book. Can we all say "Class Action" against the Publishers?
     
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    Which opens a new problem for a new solution to make more money.
    How about a new spray that reactivates disappearing ink?
    Or a light?
     
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    They would just come up with a way for the paper to disintegrate after 2 months in answer to that sort of solution. Thus also adding to the cost for clean up of resulting mess.
     
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    How long do you think it will be before they're selling books at a higher price for not disappearing?
     
  8. dustyjay

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    Publishers are already trying to charge more for books in any format. I can see it though, that because of this new technology, they are probably going to double the price of books that disappear before you have thoroughly enjoyed them. Then again they just might offfer a version of the same book in non disappearing format for twice the cost of the disappearing version. I do not trust them at all.
     
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    There is only reference to one publisher in Argentina who is working on publishing new authors this way.
     
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    As an aside:

    Your E-Book Is Reading You

    :eek:
     
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    Speaking of Kindles. My daughters Kindle seems to have died today. Working fine yesterday can only get to the Kindle Reset Screen today:( and only 1 month after the warranty expired.
     
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