Where is the cheapest place to buy ebooks in Ireland ?
Maybe you are thinking of buying an e-Reader and you are wondering if the prices of eBooks are cheaper on Amazon or on other online book sites. It would be no good buying an e-reader only to find that the books it uses cost twice as much as other formats.
We did a quick random comparison of prices for a few ebooks on Easons , Waterstones and Amazon. (Prices checked September 2011)
Amazon had the overall lowest prices when the total cost was added up for all ebooks.
Half of a Yellow Sun
Waterstones £2.99 (€3.44) Amazon $5.43 (€4) ; Easons €8.73 ;
Room by Emma Donoghue -
Amazon $5.43 (€4.00) ; Waterstones - £6.39 (€7.35) ; Easons €9.11
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Amazon $5.23 (€3.90) , Waterstones £6.39 (7.35); Easons €9.11 ,
Brooklyn - Colm Toibin
Waterstones £3.99 (€4.58) Amazon $7.29 (€5.41) Easons - €7.49
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Waterstones £4.99 (€5.74) Amazon $8.34 (€6.19) Easons €5.99 ;
Atonement - Ian Mcewan
Amazon $8.99 (€6.66) ; Waterstones £6.67 (€7.67) Easons €9.49
59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman
Amazon $9.08 (€6.75) ; Waterstones £7.19 (€8.26) ; Easons €10.23 ,
Total Prices of all ebooks
Kindle books worked out the cheapest with eBooks from the Easons website coming out as the most expensive.
So - in our small survey we have shown that buying a Kindle will probably not mean you will be paying more for your books. It looks like Kindle users will probably have the lowest priced eBooks.
If you want a Kindle reader and you live in Ireland - you can buy it from Amazon.com.
Uk residents - including Northern Ireland can buy Kindles from Amazon UK
If you buy a Kindle - you can only use it to read Kindle format ebooks.
Irish residents need to buy their Kindle books from Amazon.Com