Here's the result of publishers setting prices on Amazon.
Print List Price $27.00, Hardbound Price: $18.39, Kindle Price: $13.99
Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC, This price was set by the publisher
Print List Price: $27.00, Hardbound: $16.07, Paperback: $7.23, Kindle Price: $13.99
Sold by: Random House LLC , This price was set by the publisher
I want both of these particular books but I'm going to wait for them in the library. The pricing is way out of line. Look at the difference in price between the kindle and paperback prices for example.