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Apple to Pay $450M in e-book Price Fixing Case

Apple to Pay $450M in e-book Price Fixing Case

In 2013, a US Federal judge ruled that Apple conspired with major publishers to raise prices on e-books following the launch of the iBookstore. Now, a US Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the decision. In a 2-to-1 ruling, the court concluded that Apple did, in fact, orchestrate a conspiracy to raise ebook prices. “We conclude that the district court …

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To Kill a Mockingbird Will Finally Be an E-Book

One of America’s most-beloved classic novels is finally hitting the digital world. Harper Lee has agreed to an e-book version of her well-known (and oft-assigned) Pulitzer Prize-winning book To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel, which was first published in July of 1960, will be released as an e-book and on digital audio this upcoming July, which will mark the work’s …

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Read an E-book a Month Early with Amazon’s New Kindle First Program

In its attempt to boost the brand value of the Kindle (and sweeten the Amazon Prime deal as well), Amazon has just announced a new initiative called Kindle First, which will give readers early access to a selection of e-books every month. The way it works is pretty simple. Every month, Amazon Publishing editors will choose a handful of books, …

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Apple Injunction Issued Over e-Book Price Fixing

Weeks of litigation ended this week when the Department of Justice issued Apple Inc. an injunction in the e-books antitrust case. The injunction will last for five-years, starting in early October. It is accompanied by an External Compliance Monitor; the candidate can be one suggested by Apple. The filing was released Friday, and DOJ achieved a lot of what it …

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Nook for Web Lets Your Browser Be Your E-Reader

Barnes & Noble has finally joined the web-based e-reader party by launching Nook for Web. Nook for Web gives anyone and everyone with a computer access to B&N’s e-book store, and allows them to read books from their browser – no device or extra downloads necessary. With Nook for Web, readers can sample books for free and purchase full copies …

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The Rising Popularity of E-Books [Infographic]

I am sure you already know that e-books and e-book readers are becoming more popular everyday. Whenever somebody mentions e-books it is almost completely natural to go into the debate over which one is better. Some folks are die-hard physical copy fans. Others see the value of having hundreds of book on-demand in a nice easy to transport device. The …

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Apple’s Agency Model Was Not Invented For E-Books

Recently we brought you news that the U.S. Justice Department had sued Apple and five major publishing houses. The suit alleges that ahead of the 2010 launch of the original iPad (and iBooks) Apple colluded with Macmillan, Penguin, Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster to raise e-book prices by adopting a agency model for pricing. Before the iPad launched in …

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E-Book Subscriptions: More Publishers are Adding Titles to ebrary’s Academic Complete

Publishers that distribute e-books to libraries under subscription in addition to other models will receive the most value, according to ebrary which is owned by ProQuest. Wiley along with over 50 newly signed publishers such as American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Leuven University Press, and University of Illinois Press will distribute e-books in Academic Complete as well as other …

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Apple Responds To DOJ Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Apple has finally released their own statement concerning the recent lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice. The lawsuit accuses Apple of colluding with five publishers to raise the price of e-books and stifle competition from Amazon. Late yesterday, Apple released a statement in which they denied the allegations and insisted that the deals they made actually preserved competition, rather …

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Amazon: DoJ Deal With Publishers “Big Win” For Kindle Owners

Following the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to file a lawsuit against Apple and five other book publishers for their collusion to inflate e-book prices, one company sitting on the sidelines is looking forward to reaping the benefits: Amazon. The Justice Department announced today in a statement that it had reached a settlement with three of the largest book publishers …

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Macmillan CEO John Sargent Responds To DOJ Lawsuit

A short while ago we brought you news that Apple and five publishers had been sued by the U.S. Department of Justice. The suit alleges that Apple colluded with Macmillan, Penguin, Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster to raise e-book prices by instituting the agency model for e-book sales. While Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster have reportedly agreed to …

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Apple, Publishers Sued By Department Of Justice For E-Book Price Fixing

UPDATE: Bloomberg is now reporting that Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Hachette have, in fact, agreed to settle out of court. There are no details of the settlement as yet. ORIGINAL STORY: Earlier this morning we brought you news that the U.S. Department of Justice might file suit against Apple and several book publishers for e-book price fixing. Now it …

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