Mon, 11/02/2013 - 08:30
Macmillan US has settled the consumer class action case over alleged e-book price-fixing, having also become the final publisher to settle with the US Department of Justice on Friday [8th February].
The class action case, led by law firm Hagens Berman,...
Tue, 08/01/2013 - 07:45
The process for Penguin to join the Department of Justice's settlement over the e-book price-fixing charges should be completed by 10th May 2013, according to reports.
Thu, 20/12/2012 - 09:15
Macmillan US c.e.o. John Sargent has said the publisher will continue to fight its lawsuit with the Department of Justice over agency model collusion, despite Penguin having settled earlier this week. However Sargent said the publisher voluntarily negotiated new retailer e-book contracts shortly after the suit was filed.
In a letter...
Wed, 19/12/2012 - 09:30
Penguin has joined Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins in settling with the US Department of Justice over ending agency pricing, ahead of its merger with Random House.
Earlier this year Hachette, S&S and HC settled...
Fri, 23/11/2012 - 09:55
When on the 11th April the Department of Justice went public with its lawsuit against five US publishers over the adoption of the agency model, my hunch was that this day would be remembered as the moment publishing changed: became less convivial for sure, more professional in some ways and certainly much less fun.
Seven months on...
Fri, 07/09/2012 - 09:30
A judge has approved the settlement in the US of three publishers accused of conspiring to fix the prices of e-books, meaning that they must now terminate their agency agreements with Apple in the US.
HarperCollins US, Simon & Schuster Inc, and Hachette Book Group USA all agreed to settle in the Department of Justice case, while...
Thu, 16/08/2012 - 10:45
Publishers and Apple fighting the US' Department of Justice over agency pricing have hit back, with new filings submitted to the Southern District of New York on Wednesday afternoon (15th August) calling on the trial judge to deny the government's efforts to ratify the settlement agreements, or defer ruling on them until after trial...
Mon, 23/07/2012 - 15:28
The Department of Justice has rejected objections raised by the public to its proposed settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster over alleged e-book pricing collusion and the agency model. Bookseller Barnes & Noble, American author association the Authors Guild and a group of US independent publishers including...
Tue, 26/06/2012 - 06:00
A group of independent publishers in America have written to the Department of Justice in support of the agency agreement, warning that abolishing it would reduce competition in the market.
The nine indie presses - including Grove/Atlantic, W. W. Norton and Perseus Books Group – joined forces to warn that the DOJ abolishing the...
Mon, 25/06/2012 - 08:35
Penguin, Macmillan and Apple must wait just under a year for the ruling on the e-book price fixing lawsuit, according to reports.
The trial date for the Department of Justice's e-book price-...