A friend of mine released an e-book and I wanted to support it by purchasing a copy. I was looking forward to reading.
Then I saw it in the ebooks store for $25 – a lot more than the $9.99 that most books go for.
It made me hesitate, but only for a second.
I hit “buy” and instantly the book was downloading to my Ipad mini.
E-books are great because they are convienent. But it also made me realized how I forgot that technology had changed my spending patterns.
Back in the day, I would frequently spend $25 on a physical copy of a book.
And even at $25 it is still a bargain.
One thing that I always think about when buying a book is:
If I get one idea out of the book its a good purchase.
Of course its great to get more than one new idea, but if I only get one, its still a great value.
It’s the same principal that I apply when attending a conference or going to see a speaker.
I want to come away learning something new.