Trade bodies' e-book lobbying turns towards UK

Trade bodies' e-book lobbying turns towards UK

Two leading trade bodies in the book industry are turning towards lobbying the UK competition authorities over Amazon as opposed to the European Commission (EC) following Brexit.

The Booksellers Association (BA) and the Publishers Association (PA) have both told The Bookseller they will be seeking conversations about Amazon’s domination of the e-book market “away from Brussels”, following the UK vote to leave the European Union two weeks ago.

An antitrust investigation into the way Amazon distributes e-books and its relationship with publishers was launched by the EC in June 2015. The EC ...

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