“This price is NO LONGER set by the publisher”
A million thanks to reader Bailey who notified me of receiving Kindle store price drop notifications from
on books from HarperCollins…and noting that the Amazon product page no longer says, “This price is set by the publisher”!
That presumably means that at least for Harper, one of the three settling publishers in the Department of Justice’s legal action against the Agency Model, that system is over at Amazon and the e-tailer can go back to discounting their books!
I checked Hachette (another settling publisher)…the publisher pricing line was also gone!
That wasn’t the case with Simon & Schuster…yet.
I haven’t surveyed a lot of books, but this is great news!
Thanks again, Bailey!
Update: I checked the number and percentage of books that are $9.99 in the USA Kindle store today versus September 1st…you can really see a change.
September 12, 2012
September 1, 2012
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.