Macmillan US does agency deal with Amazon

Macmillan in the US has reached a new multi-year deal with Amazon, including an agency deal on ebooks. But in a carefully worded blog and letter to authors, Macmillan chief executive John Sargent hit out at the failure to address “one of the big problems in the digital marketplace”, namely that Amazon has a 64% share of the company’s ebook business in the US. Sargent revealed that the company was planning to test a subscription model in the coming weeks, even though it has “long been opposed to subscription” but because it needed “broader channels to reach our readers”. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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