poohbear_nc notes: the agency pricing gambit didn't kill Amazon ... it killed most of Amazon's competition ... which was probably not the intent. Although, come to think of it, the agency pricing cartel wasn't about increased competition, but price fixing, right?
poohbear_nc notes: Amazon's multi-platform reading apps makes its DRM somewhat irrelevant because, like DVD and Blu-ray encryption, it becomes seamless to the end-user. People "may not like it", but if it doesn't get in the way for the real world outside of Mobileread, it's not a problem.
poohbear_nc notes: Kindle ereaders have "flooded" the market, keeping up with 2009 Xmas demand, turning up in some bricks and mortar stores (Target), and wacky deals at Woot and refurbished models snapped up and sold out. Every one of these devices will need to be fed ... with more Kindle ebook content.
Yup ... Amazon is certainly in a strong position moving forward, and probably stronger as a result of the price fixing by publishers worried about loss of hard cover revenue without appreciating the bigger picture. But Amazon does and probably will reward shareholders, ultimately, with its consumer centric vision and market execution.