Agency pricing at Amazon high?
I'm sure various aspects of agency pricing have been discussed ad-nauseum. But I am left with a question that I'm unable to find an answer to. Why are agency priced books so much more expensive at Amazon than Nook or Kobo? I thought the whole idea, from publishers perspective, is that if they fix the price, e-book stores wont get in a price war that only the largest player can win, (with loss leaders etc.).
However, for example, Neat Stephenson Reamde:
Amazon Kindle: $16.96 ("Price set by publisher")
B&N Nook and Kindle: $14.99
This has bee the same pattern on all of a dozen or so books I've compared recenly. Amazon price is $1 to $2 higher on so called agency priced books.