Once upon a time there was a respected traditional book publisher who really, really got the concept of ebooks, they said. Who decided they would be the market leader in ebooks, would offer all their new titles in the various ebook formats as standard, right now.
Only… where a book was only available in hardcover, they priced their ebook equivalent to the hardcover, and only when the book came out in mass-market did they lower the price to the same as the paperback edition.
Perhaps they thought no one would notice. I don’t mean notice that they are giving every appearance of being money grabbing twerps, by the way. I mean, notice that they really, really don’t get the whole idea of ebook editions at all.