Waterstone's starts selling Hachette e-books again

Waterstone's starts selling Hachette e-books again

<p>Waterstone&#39;s is now selling Hachette titles as e-books after removing them two months ago when the publisher switched to agency terms. The move means Waterstone&#39;s is on agency terms with both HarperCollins and Hachette, though has yet to the new terms with Penguin. However, the retailer has now stopped offering Card points on all of its e-books, paving the way for agency terms across its entire range of e-book titles.</p><p>Hachette&#39;s e-books such as Michael Caine&#39;s<em> The Elephant to Hollywood </em>(Hodder) priced at &pound;8.99 and Chris Cleave&#39;s <em>The Other Hand </em>(Sceptre) priced at &pound;4.49, have now fallen into line with the prices on Amazon.co.uk. However, some e-book pricing continues to vary as publishers work through what one described recently as technical errors: thus Stephenie Meyer&#39;s <em>Breaking Dawn </em>is priced at &pound;7.99 at Waterstones.com, but &pound;4.49 on Amazon, and at W H Smith.<br /><br />Last week W H Smith began selling Penguin and Hachette e-books at agency prices. Penguin implemented agency pricing, along with HarperCollins, on 1st November, leading to their books also becoming unavailable at online retailers, with the exception of Amazon and Apple.<br /><br />No one was available for comment at Waterstone&#39;s, or Hachette.</p>