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  • Big Win For Amazon, B&N In Europe: Apple, Four Big Publishers Terminate Their Agency Deal

    Big Win For Amazon, B&N In Europe: Apple, Four Big Publishers Terminate Their Agency Deal

    Some development in the e-book price war being played out in Europe — and an indirect victory for Amazon and any other retailer not called Apple in the process: the European Commission has announced that Apple and the four big publishers Hachette, Macmillan, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster have offered to drop their agency pricing agreement for e-books sold in Europe —… Read More

  • Collusion! Apple, Publisher Partners Accused Of Raising E-Book Prices

    Collusion! Apple, Publisher Partners Accused Of Raising E-Book Prices

    Apple was surely riding high after the announcement of their new iPad yesterday, but that doesn’t mean that everything is OK in CA if a Wall Street Journal report published today holds true. According to “people familiar with the matter,” Apple along with HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group, Hachette Book Group, and Macmillan are on the verge of being slapped… Read More

  • NSFW: Hey, 1997 – Macmillan called, they want the Net Book Agreement back

    NSFW: Hey, 1997 – Macmillan called, they want the Net Book Agreement back

    This time last week I rattled off the world’s laziest column. I was struggling against my book deadline which expired 24 hours later and I simply didn’t have time to write anything else. This week should have been different; I should have finished the book days ago and now be sitting on a beach in the Caribbean, sipping a Diet Coke martini and lazily writing a long… Read More

  • The Other Winner In Macmillan v. Amazon: Barnes & Noble

    The Other Winner In Macmillan v. Amazon: Barnes & Noble

    There’s been a lot of hoopla the past week over Amazon’s fight with book publisher Macmillan. The main issue is that Macmillan wants higher prices for its e-books, while Amazon wants to keep prices down for its Kindle device. Amazon went as far as to pull all of Macmillan’s books from its store, but quickly admitted that they’d eventually have to give in to… Read More