More and more authors and small publishers are offering excellent products at bargain prices. Books for less than $5 dollars are available in the hundreds and thousands. And lots of them are great. I'm sure there some poor quality stuff among the bounty, but there's also some gems. As more and more people read on electronic devices, writers and smart publishers are going to answer their demands for affordable books. After taking back my rights to my epic fantasy series, I self-published them and have started making some money on the first two books. Even at $1.99 for The Keepers of Sulbreth and $2.99 for Beyond the Gate, I'm seeing profits better than from my previous publisher who held back 75% of all sales against returns. Do you think I'll ever see any of that money? I'm happy to be selling books and the reader is happy to be able to buy quality books at a reasonable price. I wish the rest of the things I have to buy would be priced within sane ranges.
What product's rise in price is really bugging you lately? Are you keeping warm this winter, or cutting back on utilities due to the prices and freezing like me?