Starting today, millions of people who bought e-books from Apple will receive credits or checks as part of a $450 million settlement, the law firm Hagens Berman confirmed in a press release. Customers who bought e-books published by HarperCollins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Group Inc. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Apple Inc. on Monday, leaving in place a ruling that Apple conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices when the company sought to challenge Amazon.com's dominance of the market. The justices' order lets stand an appeals court ruling that found...
Apple’s nearly three year legal battle over charges that it conspired with publishers to raise the price of e-books is finally coming to end. This morning the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Apple’s appeal, which leaves the 2nd U.S. Show More Summary
The U.S. Supreme Court today said it will not review an appeal made by Apple over its role in raising the price of e-books. In June, a lower court ruled Apple conspired with five book publishers to increase the cost of electronic books in violation of antitrust regulations. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court has refused to hear Apple’s appeal in its e-book price fixing case, Bloomberg reports. That final ruling ends a years-long battle over whether the company conspired with five publishers to increase e-book prices, and leaves Apple on the hook for the previously determined $450 million settlement to resolve U.S. Show More Summary
Apple says it wants to take its e-book pricing collusion case to the Supreme Court. A ruling there could fundamentally affect the way courts oversee alleged cartels in tech and beyond. With us having covered the case on several occasions,...Show More Summary
Apple's long-running court battle over manipulating the pricing of e-books is getting even more dramatic. Next stop, the Supreme Court, Fortune reports. Back in June, Apple failed to get a Manhattan appeals court to overturn a 2014 ruling that would have it pay $450 million dollar settlement over the scandal. Show More Summary
Topic: Amazon.com Books When the world’s largest publishers struck e-book distribution deals with Amazon.com Inc. over the past several months, they seemed to get what they wanted: the right to set the prices of their titles and avoid...Show More Summary
When Apple moved into the e-book market several years ago, the company colluded with the country’s largest book publishers to fix prices and gain a foothold in the market. Now as Apple jumps into the subscription streaming music business, at least two states are asking whether the company may be repeating itself. The New York Times reports that the attorneys … [More]
Almost exactly a year after Amazon and book publisher Hachette entered a very public feud over an e-book pricing dispute, the mega online retailer is reportedly on the cusp of engaging in a new battle with the world’s largest book publisher, Penguin Random House. The Guardian, citing industry sources, reports that Amazon and Penguin Random House are in a dispute … [More]
Good news! If you haven’t yet picked up The Royal We for your e-reader, it’s currently (temporarily; I think this pricing is only for two weeks) on sale for $9.99 all over the place: - It’s a Kindle Select Pick this week, which means that you can get it for your Kindle here - Read More...
The new deal for print as well as digital titles will allow HarperCollins to set the retail prices for its e-books. This is a positive development for the publisher primarily due to the pricing power that it will have over its titles. Show More Summary
The Kindle Voyage is the best e-reader you can buy, but at $200 (with ads) the price represents a steep increase over The Wirecutter's top pick, the $120 Kindle Paperwhite.
In a new interview, Apple's Eddy Cue spoke with Fortune about the e-books pricing scandal that has plagued the company over the past several years. After a July 2013 judgment found the company guilty of conspiring to fix prices of electronic...Show More Summary
This week: A look back at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Japan enters a recession and retailer Amazon and publisher Hachette agree on a deal over the price of e-books
The months-long standoff between Amazon and book publisher Hachette appears to have reached a ceasefire with the groups signing a multiyear contract. The New York Times reports that the companies resolved their differences, bringingShow More Summary
Amazon.com and the Hachette Book Group announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement to end their long-running dispute over e-book pricing. The fight escalated to such a level that Amazon did not offer discounts on books written by Hachette authors and prevented customers from pre-ordering new Hachette titles. The firms announced the deal in a joint […]
Hachette and Amazon have reached a deal over e-books and print sales, the two companies announced Thursday. They have been locked in an unusually public dispute over pricing since May.
Well, that was anticlimactic. Online retail titan Amazon and the publisher Hachette have been sniping at each other for months over because they couldn't see eye to eye on how e-books should cost. Now, just when it seemed like the war would stretch...
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