Engadget reports that we now have a trio of big publishers who will experiment with embargoes on ebook versions of major new releases. Basically the publishers will release a the hardcover, but delay the ebook version for some time. The commenters are not pleased. On one hand, if this is compared to the paperback delay model it makes sense to get the high priced items out first, but on the other hand, they could also price the newly released ebooks around the same price as the hardcover, until the paperback comes out. This would give the customer the choice they want. Piracy is obviously the worry here. That, and Amazon's pricing model of $9.99 for ebooks.
Speaking of piracy, I read that the movie industry has had a record year of revenues this year (with still 20 days left in the year).