As we prepare for the Barnes & Noble Nook eBook Reader review I’ve been doing some research on eBook pricing for the various eBook readers. My favorite tool for this by far is Inkmesh.com.
Inkmesh combines information from ebook and audiobook sites and makes it searchable and comparable. Sources include:
- Amazon Store
- Barnes & Noble
- Sony eBook Store
- Baen Webscriptions
- Diesel eBooks
- Lulu eBooks
- O’Reilly eBooks
- Project Gutenberg
- Steve Jordan Books
- The Internet Archive
Inkmesh lets you search eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines or browse them by subject while filtering by price and content. It’s best function is to price compare for the various eBooks and other content on different platforms such as the Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble, but also includes public domain books and some not-as-known eBook stores.
Here’s a screen-shot of a search for a silly mystery novel – you’ll notice both Amazon and Barnes & Noble matched prices here.
And here’s an economic-centric book where the search shows Amazon at bit over a dollar cheaper.
Check out InkMesh for yourself – it’s a great way to get a feel for the pricing at the different eBook stores.