New owners of Kindles (AMZN) and Nooks (BKS) may be in for a surprise: Prices of some popular...

|By:, SA News Editor

New owners of Kindles (AMZN) and Nooks (BKS) may be in for a surprise: Prices of some popular e-books have soared, in some cases above their printed equivalents. The digital price hikes result from a decision by the six biggest publishers to set their own consumer e-book prices; no such agreement exists for printed books, where retailers are free to set their own prices.