Right now, this second, I have 73 books/articles waiting for me. 4 of those I have completed. Another 4 I have read more than half way. Now do you know how much I have spent so have on Kindle content? $5.99. Normally I try to read 30-40 books a year. I may set a new record this year and that would be in part due to the Kindle.
But here is the problem: the titles I would pay money for are either too expensive or have the text-to-speech turned off. For example:
The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive 13.99 and no text-to-speech.
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything 12.99 that’s more than 9.99.
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality 9.78 – No text-to-speech.
Those titles are not for everyone. They will be in the bargain bin soon. I can wait. Or I can get the titles through the library for free.
Authors if you want to take my money then give me a Kindle title at a good price with text-to-speech and I will buy your product. If the Kindle title cost the same as the paper and there is no text-to-speech you might as well buy the paper and then you will have something to burn if you get cold.