Amazon Strikes Book-Pricing Deals with Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins

From the Wall Street Journal:

Two major book publishers have struck new electronic-book pricing deals with Inc., just days before the launch of Apple Inc.'s much anticipated iPad tablet device.

The agreements, with CBS Corp.'s Simon & Schuster and News Corp.'s HarperCollins Publishers, will enable both publishers to set their own e-book prices.

The new pricing model mirrors deals the two publishers struck with Apple for the iPad earlier this year. Under what is called the "agency model," some new best sellers will be priced at $9.99, but most will be priced at $12.99 to $14.99. Many older titles will be priced at less than $9.99.

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1 Comment on Amazon Strikes Book-Pricing Deals with Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins

  1. All that means to me is that I am going to wait for the price to drop for the book though odds are that another book would have gotten my attention by then and I will end up not getting the book

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