As the agency model takes effect today on many eBooks, Amazon has begun labeling eBooks priced by publishers with a new disclaimer–disavowing their role in pricing and sending a clear message to customers. Click here to see more coverage of iPad release day–the driving force behind this new model.
Amazon customers have responded passionately in the Amazon forums about the shift to an agency model. A reader named Panama has launched a thread to “boycott agency books”. One new Kindle user wrote in the forums: “Amazon please identify under which model each ebook is sold near the buy button. The name of the publisher (top of the organization not a subsidiary) would be great also.”
You can see the note on Hachette and Macmillan agency model-priced eBooks. Follow this link to Twilight by Stephenie Meyer or No Apology by Mitt Romney. This appears to have resolved the technical “hiccups” that kept Hachette eBooks off Amazon’s shelf for a few days.