The Case for God: The First Chapter

As we men­tioned last week, Karen Arm­strong’s new book, The Case for God, is out. And now you can read the first chap­ter for free. Just click on this link, and then the book view­er on the left side of the page. It will expand, and from there you can start flip­ping through the pages. Be warned, the viewer/reader is a lit­tle clunky. The down­side of free, I guess.

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  • Mark Ross says:

    $27.95 for the eBook? Seth and Scott are right… The major pub­lish­ing hous­es don’t know what is com­ing or what they are doing… Good rid­dance.

  • Dan Colman says:

    Just curi­ous Mark, what would you real­is­ti­cal­ly pre­fer to see? Low­er prices? Free? What mod­el works for you and the pub­lish­er at the same time? Per­son­al­ly, I see a day com­ing soon when pub­lish­ers get cut out of the loop, and books get dis­trib­uted direct­ly and elec­tron­i­cal­ly by Apple and Ama­zon at very low prices. I can live with that.

  • Mark Ross says:

    I agree, Dan, although I’ll go even one step fur­ther and ref­er­ence Scot­t’s pod­cast that you post­ed a while back: it would­n’t sur­prise me if in the future that yes, you could get a Kin­dle or Apple ver­sion, but that you could also get a copy direct­ly from the Karen Arm­strong store. :)

    I have mixed feel­ings about the price point Ama­zon has estab­lished. I would love to have been privy to the dis­cus­sions on where to set it.

    Let me fin­ish my free copy of Free and I’ll let you know more of what I think. But seri­ous­ly… How in the world does Ran­dom House arrive at sell­ing that eBook at that price when you can buy the Kin­dle ver­sion for $9.99? Please don’t tell me that they think peo­ple will pay full dead-tree price to buy it in a for­mat that is, in their minds, more “open” than the Kin­dle for­mat…

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