OFT launches investigation into agency pricing

Written By: Charlotte Williams The Office of Fair Trading has announced an enquiry into the ebook agency model, following what it described as a "significant number of complaints". The OFT said the investigation is "into whether arrangements that certain publishers have put in place with some retailers for the sale of ebooks may breach competition rules". However, it added: "The investigation is at an early stage and it should not be assumed that the parties involved have breached competition law." read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #agency pricing #charlotte williams #fair trading #significant number

Other Publishing stories related to: 'OFT launches investigation into agency pricing'


Three Finnish Publishers Launch New Literary Agency

Three independent publishers in Finland have jointly launched the Helsinki Literary Agency to represent their foreign rights The post Three Finnish Publishers Launch New Literary Agency appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #foreign rights #jointly launched #independent publishers #literary agency


Reading Agency launches £2.1m elderly reading project

The Reading Agency is launching a project to provide reading activities for older people thanks to a £2.1m grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #older people #reading agency


Madeleine Milburn Agency launches writing competition

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency is to launch a competition to find unpublished authors. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Shifting Thoughts on Agency Pricing: Shatzkin’s Pivot

‘Amazon demonstrated dazzling marketplace power,’ writes Mike Shatzkin, in what he presents as a new narrative on relations between the retailer and the Big Five. ‘Agency in 2010 Was a Strategy; By 2015 a Surrender’ By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson n an interesting... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #editor-in-chief @porter_anderson #put forward #porter anderson #agency pricing


Holroyde and Cartey launch agency

Claire Cartey and Penny Holroyde have teamed up to launch a new agency for authors and illustrators of both adult and children’s books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Plum Literary children's agency launches

Mark Mills, owner of the Plum Pudding Illustration Agency, and former Bloomsbury editor Fiz Osborne, are setting up a new children’s literary agency. Plum Literary will be based in Reigate, Surrey, and cater for writers for all kinds of children’s books, from picture books to YA. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #literary agency #mark mills #picture books


Cristobol Pera to Launch Wiley Agency España

Cristóbol Pera, the former Editorial Director of Random House Mondadori Mexico, will will join The Wylie Agency and launch The Wylie Agency España. The post Cristobol Pera to Launch Wiley Agency España appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #wylie agency


Cristobal Pera to Launch Wylie Agency España

Cristóbal Pera, the former Editorial Director of Random House Mondadori Mexico, will join The Wylie Agency and launch The Wylie Agency España. The post Cristobal Pera to Launch Wylie Agency España appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #wylie agency #cristobal pera


Apple loses ebook price-fixing appeal on same day as Apple Music launches

On the same day as Apple Inc.'s release of its much-anticipated Apple Music streaming service, a federal court upheld a ruling Tuesday that states the company illegally conspired with book publishers to drive up prices for ebooks to compete against Amazon.com Inc., USA TODAY reported. The... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2015-07-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #company maintains #music service #book publishers #circuit court #fix prices #apple launches


Thrillist Media Group Is the Latest Media Company to Launch an In-House Agency

Want to get through to the hard-to-reach millennial male? Thrillist Media Group thinks it knows the formula. The digital publisher announced the creation of The CoLab, its own in-house agency that will work with brands to create native activations and content. "We wanted to have one cohesive... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2015-03-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #page views #digital marketing


Megibow Launches Agency

Literary agent Sara Megibow is parting ways with Nelson Literary Agency to launch Megibow Literary Agency in Denver, Colo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #parting ways


S&S, Amazon Agree on 'Version' of Agency Pricing

The new sales agreement supposedly reached on Monday by Amazon and Simon & Schuster, has been confirmed by both parties. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #simon schuster #agency pricing


Contently Launches A Nonprofit Arm To Do Investigative Journalism

In the new era of digital media, everyone’s a publisher — celebrities, nobodies, spy agencies, house plants and, especially, brands. Building “the plumbing” for brands that want to be part of this new era, and ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2014-07-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #investigative journalism


Tesco launches cut-price Hudl

Tesco has confirmed its widely anticipated tablet launch, bringing out "Hudl", a 7-inch... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-09-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Fleeting to launch agency

Fleeting magazine, an online literary journal which publishes short stories and writer interviews... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-06-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Alma launches cut-price classics

Alma Books is launching a new series of low-priced classics, and will be the first publisher in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #low-priced classics #alma books


Kepler, Bonnier launch agency

Swedish husband-and-wife crime writing duo Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril, who write together... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #alexander ahndoril


Reading agency launch library exploration game

Libraries across the country are taking part in a high-tech treasure based on Simon Mayo’s... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #simon mayo #taking part


Hardman and Swainson launch new agency

Literary agents Caroline Hardman and Joanna Swainson, former colleagues at Christopher Little,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-06-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #joanna swainson


Reading Agency and PA launch digital skills scheme

The Reading Agency and the Publishers Association have launched a digital skills sharing... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #publishers association #reading agency