txtr made a big announcement a few days ago on the expansion of its online bookstores in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and many other countries. The ebooks txtr sells on average are close to 60% more than they sell for on Amazon and other leading digital websites.
The textbook Deadly Seas is NZ$32.99 on txtr and only NZ$17.43 on Amazon. Secret History of our Streets: London is NZ$39.95 on txtr and only NZ$21.53 on Amazon. Finally, the The Religion of Technology costs $32.99 on txtr and $11.72 on Amazon. Also, Amazon allows users to get a sample preview to evaluate the book before purchase, while txtr does not provide this service.
Obviously, with the high price point, many customers who want to hunt around for deals might do better than dealing with txtr in New Zealand.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.