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This Month’s Most Expensive E-Books

January 29, 2014 | by

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If you’re flush, you could spend your days schlepping from to one rare-book room to another, hoping to stumble upon a first edition that’s both a worthy investment and an aesthetic treasure. Or you could just go to Amazon and buy one of these recently published e-books, which will, given their pedigree and initial cost, most certainly appreciate in value.

  • River Flow 2012 ($114.98) (“covers issues such as river hydrodynamics, morphodynamics, and sediment transport”)
  • The Perils of Gertrude: 1st Peril Special Edition ($199.00)
  • TRANSHUMAN: (Screenplay) ($200.00)
  • Moroccan Math Secrets (French Edition) ($200.00)
  • The Amazon’s Most Expensive Book (Arabic Edition) ($200.00)

    (“This book is one of the most expensive available on Amazon in Kindle version. It does not exist on paper version. It caters to the richest people. Those who can buy it without flinching. It is not for the poor, stingy, or for those who count their money. Therefore, please do not buy this book if you do not have enough money on your bank account. If you are not wealthy but think you can read this book and ask for a refund afterwards, give up immediately, you are not the readership target. Any unusual thing is expensive! This is the law of supply and demand. Only a privileged few can buy and read this book. The others: go your way. Many free books are available for your long winter evenings. However, if you have a lot of money, and if the price of this book does not disturb you more than that, welcome and good reading.”)

  • Miscellaneous Thoughts, Volume I ($200.00)
  • Quay Walls, Second Edition ($247.96)
  • Proceedings of 2013 4th International Asia Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management Innovation ($319.20)
  • Ullmann’s Fine Chemicals ($347.60)
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    1. Joe Last | December 30, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      EBOOKS ARE THE NEW EBOLA!

    2. Confidence Macaulay | April 7, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      The rate at which new books are written and sold online is alarming.. But then, I find them very valuable. Esp when it relates my field.

    3. Confidence Macaulay | April 7, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Least I forget to add.. Its good to read books and get more exposed.. Personally, I make them my hobbie and recreational activities to read at least a book a day. Good time management for me

    4. News On Wireless | April 7, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      It is no news that ebooks are the way to go for both readers and writers.. Either ways, each party benefits
      htt://www.newsonwireless.com/about

    5. Birthday messages mom | April 8, 2016 at 1:12 am

      One of the best books I have read was on events planning, tips and management, really helped me a lot on planning my daughters birthday..
      My take? Books are great.
      http://www.cityspecialevents.com

    6. NewYear2017 Girl | August 30, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    7. Happy New Year 2017 | September 3, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      helps you make good and judicious use of your time every single day, hour, minutes and seconds (nailing your time to productivity).

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