I took some screenshots of prices last night to see how the new Agency prices would compare. Random House’s digital book prices appear to be equal for mass market, $9.99 for trades, and varying prices for hardcovers.
As of March 1, 2011, Random House will move from its existing retail relationship to Agency pricing. This means that Random House will set the price for ebooks and retailers like Amazon and Barnes&Noble will NOT be able to discount. I have been perusing the catalog over at Amazon and buying some sub $5.00 deals as I doubt those will be in existence tomorrow.
For those who might want to engage in a late night shopping excursion, here is the best way to search for titles.
Click on Books. Look to the right and click on Advanced Search.
Here you will be able to enter the publisher, format (Kindle), and subject (romance etc). You can also set it so that the search results are from low to high: