Mon, 15/10/2012 - 08:16
Amazon.com has begun telling customers that they may be eligible to receive a refund on e-books purchased between April 2010 and May 2012, describing the settlement agreements as a "big win for customers" and saying that it looked forward to "lowering prices on more Kindle books in the future".
Tue, 13/03/2012 - 09:09
EU regulators have hinted that they are open to a deal with European publishers over the agency model that allows them to set e-book prices; however the EU's antitrust chief indicated that they must remove certain clauses the EU objects to, though declined to tell reporters what those clauses were.
According to various reports...
Fri, 09/12/2011 - 08:10
The five publishers being investigated over e-book pricing could face fines of many millions of euros if they are found to have engaged in anti-competitive practices by the European Commission.
Hachette Livre, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and Macmillan—the five founding agency model publishers—were named...
Sun, 17/10/2010 - 09:59
Amazon.co.uk has hit out over agency pricing telling Kindle customers that it "will continue to fight against higher prices for e-books", and has urged publishers "not to needlessly impose price increases on consumers". It has also revealed that for those publishers who have adopted the agency model in the US the rate of...