New ebooks — Knowledge on the Cheap

14 February 2012 at 11:45 am 7 comments

| Peter Klein |

Google’s ebookstore now contains deeply discounted versions of several Edward Elgar books (which are usually priced for library use), including my Elgar Companion to Transaction Cost Economics ($48) and the Foss-Klein product Entrepreneurship and the Firm: Austrian Perspectives on Economic Organization ($31.20). Nicolai’s greatest hits collection Knowledge, Economic Organization, and Property Rights is also published by Elgar but not yet available in ebook form. However, Google has cheap ebooks of Nicolai’s Strategy, Economic Organization, and the Knowledge Economy ($40) and Dick’s Firms, Markets, and Economic Change ($60), among other items of interest. And my Capitalist and the Entrepreneur remains available at the best price of all!

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  • 1. Shawn Ritenouritenour  |  15 February 2012 at 4:18 pm


    While I know it seems vulgar to put any price on your knowledge contained in your books published by Elgar, at a price of $48 for an e-book, can one really say it is knowledge on the cheap? At $48 a pop for an e-book, wouldn’t it be better to say at best it is “Knowledge on the relatively less expensive?”

  • 2. Peter Klein  |  15 February 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Shawn, that is quite a reasonable point. I was thinking “cheap” relative to the Elgar list price of $178, not in any absolute sense. Then again, you can hardly get dinner for two at Applebees these days for $48…

  • 3. Shawn Ritenouritenour  |  16 February 2012 at 10:16 am

    True. I guess this is just another reason we should be thankful that core inflation is flat.

  • 4. Juan M  |  10 March 2012 at 9:56 am

    You use a kindle image as illustration. But google books like Mises Insitute books are not available for kindle. Mises institue books are free in pdf not for kindle.And dont convert well

  • 5. Peter Klein  |  10 March 2012 at 10:24 am

    Juan, actually most of the Mises Institute books are also available in epub format, which works well with Kindle. I’m actually reading Ralph Raico’s new book on classical liberalism on my Kindle, downloaded for free as an epub.

  • 6. Juan M  |  18 March 2012 at 12:38 pm

    epub format? Sorry sir, but epub is not compatible with Kindle. PDFs could be converted but the result is not good.

    “EPUB eBooks are not supported on your Kindle” quoted from the Kindle store .Kindle keyboard

  • 7. Peter Klein  |  18 March 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Hmmm. my apologies, I stand corrected. But the Mises Institute does offer Kindle-friendly versionf of some of its books. I have several on my Kindle right now.

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