After reading Vaneta’s great One Month Later piece about retailers’ takes on the New 52 over on the main site, I’m reminded about one thing that I was curious about, not from a retailer point of view, but a reader’s: How many people who normally buy books in their stores bought books digitally?
I’ve been thinking about this recently, in part because I’ve seen people online say things like “I wanted to try [Book X] but my store was sold out, so I’ll either wait for a second print or skip it,” and found myself wondering, why didn’t you just buy a digital copy? The price is one answer to that question, of course, but we’re into October now, so the digital price point for first issues will start dropping to $1.99 this Wednesday – Will that be enough to convince people to pick up books that they otherwise would have skipped?
Use the comments, people: Have you replaced print with digital now that the New 52 has put the entire DCU day-and-date? Have you sampled books digitally that you wouldn’t have bought in the store? And, with prices dropping this month for last month’s debuts, are you likely to take a second look at some of the New 52 launches now that they’re a third cheaper?
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