Book trade cautiously welcomes Amazon's new e-book deal

Book trade cautiously welcomes Amazon's new e-book deal

The book trade has generally welcomed Amazon’s new e-book offer, but questioned the five year cap for the new deal and raised concerns over whether it will hold in the UK in a post-Brexit world.

Amazon offered to rescind the controversial Most Favoured Nation (MFN) clause in its e-book contracts yesterday (24th January) along with a range of other measures to appease publishers following a European Commission investigation which preliminarily concluded that the contracts constituted an abuse of a dominant market position.

The clauses, first reported by The Bookseller in 2014, forced publi...

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