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Agency Model

Why The DoJ Lawsuit Is Bad For The eBook Marketplace

Michael Bourret | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Michael Bourret

The DOJ says that their lawsuit and settlement terms are intended to return competitiveness to the market. But just one retailer, Amazon, stands to gain.

Publishing's Most Dramatic Move In 2010

idealog.com | Mike Shatzkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The most dramatic event in publishing in 2010? That's easy. It was the face-down between five of the six biggest publishers in the US and Amazon over ...

Will Amazon UK Start Changing Its Pricing Model?

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon.co.uk has moved on to the agency model in the UK with publishers Hachette, HarperCollins and Penguin now setting their own e-book prices. Custo...

Agent Andrew Wylie Makes A Grab For eBook Rights

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Agent Andrew Wylie has moved to reassure French publishers over electronic rights after a number ceased trading with his agency following the agent's ...

Agency Model For eBook Prices Under Scrutiny In UK

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The agency model has come under increased scrutiny in the UK following the news that Amazon was poised to launch a co.uk Kindle Store, with the retail...

eBook Pricing Deals May Violate Antitrust Laws; CT Attorney General Launches Investigation

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Book publishers' eBook deals with Apple and Amazon may violate competition laws, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Connecticut Attorney General...

Apple Tells Publishers What Price To Charge For iPad eBooks

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The so-called agency model is a "mirage" with Apple dictating to publishers what they can charge for books sold via the iBook Store on Apple's iPad, a...

iPad Agency Publishing Model: Will It Work In The UK?

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Publishers must ensure that they are "in control" of any agreement signed with Apple on an agency basis, if they are not to fall foul of the UK's comp...

Macmillan CEO Defends eBook Pricing Model, Readers Object

gigaom.com | Matthew Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you want to see someone frantically struggling to defend an existing analog business model against the disruption that comes from digital, look no ...