Originally Posted by crashed
Now I know this has to do with publishers as well as Amazon, but IF Amazon is the number 1 ebook retailer in the US (world?), then they should help spur ebook adoption faster by helping to push these book prices down considerably.
Currently, any books published by the Agency 6 can't be discounted by Amazon or anyone else - they sell at the price the publisher sets.
Amazon used to regularly discount e-books, until agency pricing was introduced (at Apple's behest, I believe). There's been a lot of discussion about it in these forums. They still do seem to discount non-agency e-books.