From the Wall Street Journal:
Two major book publishers have struck new electronic-book pricing deals with Amazon.com 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.