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US appeals court agrees Apple violated antitrust laws to raise e-book prices

NEW YORK – Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a divided federal appeals court panel said Tuesday. 658 more words


I’m Reading a Twenty-Six-Dollar Hardcover …

… and my thumbs are tired. They are out shape for reading heavy books in bed. I find that funny—I’m such a fitness fanatic, I think every muscle in my body is shape, but apparently not. 399 more words


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Amazon and Hachette Reach Agreement


Here is a fun article complete with GIFs: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jarrylee/a-ceasefire-for-book-buyers

Here is a more serious one: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/14/technology/amazon-hachette-ebook-dispute.html?_r=0

It seems as though Hachette has gotten back their rights for e-book pricing.


Amazon vs. Hachette

For several months now, Amazon and Hachette (one of the largest book publishers in the world) have been at war over e-book prices.  As far as I know, Amazon has been relatively quiet about the situation, letting Hachette and its supporters win the PR campaign.  1,292 more words

Apple Reaches Out-of-Court Settlement Over E-Book Price Fixing

Apple Inc reached an out-of-court settlement with U.S. states and other complainants in an e-book price-fixing class action lawsuit, effectively avoiding a trial in which the iPad maker faced as much as $840 million in claims. 417 more words


Setting E-book Prices

Coker, Mark. “Pricing Strategies for Ebooks.” The Savvy Book Marketer. n.p., 9 Sept. 2011. Web. 8 April 2014.

Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords, an e-book publishing and distributing site, offers suggestions on how an author should price his or her e-book. 130 more words