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The 'Other' E-Book Pricing Problem

Art Brodsky | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books
Art Brodsky

While the e-book world takes a minute to digest the court ruling finding Apple conspired with book publishers to jack up the price of e-books to consumers, it's worth noting that there is another e-book pricing battle going on.

The Fate of Apple and Antitrust: Overcoming Confusion About the eBooks Case

Chris Sagers | Posted 08.23.2013 | Business
Chris Sagers

As the Justice Department's so-called "eBooks" antitrust trial winds down in a Manhattan federal courtroom, it is remarkable how many people have failed to see how easy the case really is.

This Is An Email Steve Jobs Sent To James Murdoch

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology

The Department of Justice is accusing Apple of conspiring with publisher HarperCollins to drive up prices of ebooks. One of the big pieces of evidence...

Apple Argues That Steve Jobs Didn't Try To Break Amazon

Reuters | Diane Bartz | Posted 07.15.2013 | Technology

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc responded to Justice Department accusations it conspired with publishers to push up ele...

Apple Claims Antitrust Lawsuit 'Fundamentally Flawed'

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 07.23.2012 | Technology

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Apple Inc is rejecting charges that it conspired to fix prices of electronic books, calling the U.S. go...

WSJ: Apple Hits Back At U.S. Government

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - Apple has rejected the U.S. Justice Department's allegations that it colluded with publishers over electronic book pricing, calling the ch...

How the NY Times Bought Apple's Spin on the Feds' Antitrust Suit Allowing Amazon to Cut Prices on E-books

Peter Scheer | Posted 06.12.2012 | Media
Peter Scheer

It's not possible for Amazon to both (1) sell e-books at a loss in order to reap big profits on Kindle devices, and (2) sell Kindles at a loss to reap big profits on e-books. It may be doing 1 or it may be doing 2, but it can't be doing both at the same time.

Apple Reportedly Holding Out Against Price-Fixing Settlement

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - Apple Inc and publishers Pearson and Macmillan are reluctant to agree to terms sought by U.S. and European antitrust authorities investiga...

Sources: Apple eBook Lawsuit Edging Toward Settlement

Reuters | Diane Bartz | Posted 05.30.2012 | Technology

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department could reach a settlement in the next few weeks with Apple Inc and some of...

Does Agency Pricing Lead to Higher eBook Prices?

Mark Coker | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Mark Coker

Over the last two years, my appreciation for the agency model has grown as I've come to fully understand its benefits for our authors, publishers, retailers and customers. Here's why I support agency.

Apple Did Not 'Reinvent Textbooks'

Jason Gilbert | Posted 03.20.2012 | Technology
Jason Gilbert

The software that Apple introduced Thursday morning at its "Reinventing Textbooks" event represents many, many great things for education in America -...

Apple Investigated In Justice Department's New Antitrust Probe

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is looking into allegations that the electronic book industry has violated antitrust law, a top Justice Depar...

Amazon: We Have 70-80 Percent Of eBook Market

CNET Reviews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Recently, I sat down with Ian Freed, an Amazon vice president in charge of the Kindle, to get a sneak peek at the new Kindles and discuss e-books and ...

Apple eBook Prices May Be Lower Than Expected

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

[A]ccording to at least three people with knowledge of the discussions, who spoke anonymously because of the confidentiality of the talks, Apple inser...

Kindle vs. Apple Tablet: Will Kindle Apps Help Amazon Compete With Apple?

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon has announced that it is planning to launch its equivalent of an app store for the Kindle, allowing programmers to develop "active content" for...