I was thinking this morning about Hachette introducing Agency pricing in the UK, and I’ve decided it’s time that I wrote down what I’ve been doing with Agency ebooks. Here is the Agency Ebook Pledge:
So long as some publishers chose to artificially raise the price of ebooks, and artificially reduce price competition (aka “the agency model”), I vow to:
- Never buy an Agency priced ebook.
- Never buy a new paper book from an Agency publisher if a used copy is available.
- Never buy a paper book from an Agency publisher if I can check it out of the library.
It’s not a terribly complicated pledge, so it should be easy to follow. If you want to copy and share the pledge, please feel free.