Right pricing ebooks: Is the government actually discouraging competition?

Authors Guild President Scott Turow charges in an open letter about ebook pricing: “Our government may be on the verge of killing real competition in order to save the appearance of competition.” Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lower ebook prices ahead as government threatens Apple, publishers?

The Justice Department has told Apple and five major publishers that it's planning to sue them for fixing ebook prices. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-03-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. files price-fixing lawsuit over eBook pricing

The U.S. filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc., Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster in New York district court, claiming collusion over eBook pricing. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Price gouging from Covid': student ebooks costing up to 500% more than in print

Call for inquiry into academic publishers as locked-down students unable to access study material onlineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLibrarians at UK universities say students’ reading lists for this term are being torn up because of publishers’ “eye-watering”... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-01-29 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon.com and 'Big Five' publishers accused of ebook price-fixing

Class action lawsuit filed in US claims the houses have colluded with the online giant to keep prices artificially highAmazon.com and the “Big Five” publishers – Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster – have been accused of colluding to fix ebook... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Amazon to cut price of its ebooks to reflect removal of VAT

Chancellor drops 20% levy on online news subscriptions and books as industry strugglesAmazon has confirmed it will cut the price of its Kindle ebooks from Friday, after the government announced it would bring forward plans to stop charging VAT on online publications because of the pandemic.The... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-04-30 18:11:42 UTC ]
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Publishers urge government on ebook VAT ahead of crunch EU meeting

Publishers are urging the UK government to support measures that would allow VAT to be removed on ebooks, audiobooks and online newspaper and magazine subscriptions in the UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon's Naggar tells publishers to slash ebook prices

Amazon’s publishing chief David Naggar has said publishers should slash their ebook prices to 99p to sell more books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Government extends PLR to ebooks and e-audiobooks

The government is expanding the Public Lending Right (PLR) to include ebooks and e-audiobooks, meaning their authors will be eligible for payment in the same way as those whose physical books are borrowed from libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pearson to slash ebook rental prices by 50% in digital push

Pearson plans to launch its own print rental program for courseware and reduce ebook rental prices by up to 50% as it bids to accelerate its shift to digital. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How to get your Amazon credit from Apple's ebook price-fixing settlement

You might have a few extra dollars to spend on Amazon this week, all courtesy of Apple. On Tuesday, Amazon started issuing refunds as part of Apple’s price-fixing settlement. If you purchased a qualifying ebook from Amazon, you will be automatically receiving credits in your account. All you... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2016-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Apple boosted ebook prices and accidentally tanked sales

Apple suffered a final defeat in its legal fight with the US Justice Department over ebooks this week, when the Supreme Court refused to hear the company's appeal. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2016-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Supreme Court denies Apple appeal in ebooks price fixing case

Apple will pay $450 million as a settlement for ebook price fixing after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the company's appeal of a lower court's antitrust ruling.The Supreme Court's decision Monday ends Apple's appeal of the antitrust case against the company and five book publishers and... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2016-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple ebook price fixing case won't reach the Supreme Court

Apple's last shot at avoiding a $450 million ebook price fixing settlement just went out the window. The US Supreme Court has declined to hear Apple's challenge of an appeals court decision that left the company on the hook for allegedly conspiring... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2016-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Supreme Court rejects Apple's appeal over ebook price fixing

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Apple Inc. on Monday, leaving in place a ruling that Apple conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices when the company sought to challenge Amazon.com's dominance of the market. The justices' order lets stand an appeals court ruling that... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fixed Prices for Ebooks in Germany: At What Cost?

Germany will soon finalize fixed prices for ebooks, but questions remain about how this will affect various sales models and ebook adoption rates. The post Fixed Prices for Ebooks in Germany: At What Cost? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Apple is taking its ebook price-fixing fight to the Supreme Court

Apple's long-running court battle over manipulating the pricing of ebooks is getting even more dramatic. Next stop, the Supreme Court, Fortune reports. Back in June, Apple failed to get a Manhattan appeals court to overturn a 2014 ruling that woul... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2015-09-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple loses ebook price fixing appeal

Apple did conspire with publishers in the US to fix the prices of ebooks, an appeal court has found.  The technology company had appealed against an earlier decision by Judge Denise Cote, who said that Apple and publishers were guilty of conspiring to raise the prices of ebooks. Apple appealed... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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 ]
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Apple loses appeal on ebook price-fixing case, will pay $450 million

An appeals court upheld a lower-court ruling that Apple violated antitrust laws to upset Amazon's control of the ebook market.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-07-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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