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Ebook Prices

Feds, States Ask Apple To Change

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 10.02.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department and 33 state attorneys general on Friday said they want to prevent Apple from entering into contracts with se...

Kindle Books: Does Low Price Mean Low Quality?

Reno Charlton | Posted 06.17.2012 | Books
Reno Charlton

They say you should never judge a book by its cover -- it is also important to never judge a book by its price.

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.

Are eBooks Too Cheap?

| Posted 05.23.2012 | Books

By Melissa Foster for IndieReader There’s a lot of controversy circulating throughout the publishing industry about the pricing of ebooks, and i...

eBook Of Blair's Memoir Discounted 70 Percent

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The rock-bottom pricing of the e-book of Tony Blair's memoir, which is being sold for under £7 by Amazon, has thrown the issue of the bargain-basemen...

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...

French Culture Ministry Calls For Fixed eBook Prices

TeleRead | Paul Biba | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Print book prices are already fixed in France under the Lang Law, and now Serge Eyrolles for the Syndicat National de l'Edition (SNE), Benoît Bougero...

Amazon Cuts Prices On Penguin Hardcovers

The Wall Street Journal | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the latest round of the book pricing wars, Amazon.com Inc. has begun selling a number of new hardcover books published this month by Pearson PLC's ...

Amazon Includes Disclaimer on eBooks Priced by Publisher

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As the agency model takes effect today on many eBooks, Amazon has begun labeling eBooks priced by publishers with a new disclaimer--disavowing their r...

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...

Random House Still Hasn't Signed On For The iPad

Gizmodo | Matt Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

You'll notice a major book publisher is missing from this slide: Random House, the biggest one in the world, actually. That's because it's afraid of ...

eBook Price Wars Around The World

Kobo | Melissa Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

rom today, Australia's e-book market will swell to more than 2 million titles when the international chain Borders launches its digital bookstore in A...

Amazon Demands eBook Concessions From Publishers, May Remove More Buy Buttons

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH and BRAD STONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon.com has threatened to stop directly selling the books of some publishers online unless they agree to a detailed list of concessions regarding t...

iPad To Bring Changes To eBook Prices?

PCWorld | Tony Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Media businesses--whether music, movies, books, magazines, or newspapers--seem to cling to a pricing model that fails to account for the significantly...

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 ...

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...

eBook Buyers Balk At Higher Prices

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH and BRAD STONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the battle over the pricing of electronic books, publishers appear to have won the first round. The price of many new releases and best sellers is ...

Amazon Caves To Macmillan's eBook Pricing Demands

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon.com says it will give in to publishing giant Macmillan and agree to sell electronic versions of its books even at prices it considers too high....