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Hachette Authors Send a New Letter of Protest to Amazon’s Board

Amazon is at war with Hachette, and it sometimes seems as if it has always been that way. As a negotiating tool in the battle, which is over the price of e-books, Amazon is discouraging its customers from buying the publisher’s printed books. After six months of being largely cut off from what is by... Read More

Hachette Authors Write A Letter To Amazon's Board: Do You, Personally, Want To Be Associated With This War? (AMZN)

As the war over e-book prices continues between Amazon and "Big Five" book publisher Hachette, a group of authors is sending a letter to Amazon's board of directors, warning them that their reputations — as well as the company's — are at risk. Show More Summary

In Latest Volley Against Amazon, Hachette’s Writers Target Its Board

Authors United, a group of Hachette writers and allies, is appealing to Amazon’s board to consider their reputation in the battle over e-book pricing.

German authors protest to Amazon over e-book price war

More than 1,000 German-language writers have signed a petition protesting against the methods used by online retailer Amazon in its e-book price battle with Scandinavian publishing house Bonnier. Taking their cue from US writers involved...Show More Summary

In a Fight With Authors, Amazon Cites Orwell, but Not Quite Correctly

To bolster its case in a dispute with authors over e-book pricing, the bookseller Amazon made an online post that quoted one of their own: George Orwell.

Stephen King, John Grisham, Other Writers Fire Off Angry Letter To Amazon

In the ongoing battle over e-book prices between mega online retailer, Amazon, and multi-billion dollar conglomerate publisher, Hachette, over 900 authors signed a letter admonishing Amazon posted in the New York Times on Sunday. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, overnight last weekend, Amazon sent a letter to authors participating in its Kindle Direct Publishing

Amazon wants you to ask Hachette's CEO for lower e-book prices

Amazon's fight with Hachette over e-book pricing just got extra-personal. Hot on the heels of writers attacking Jeff Bezos' "retaliation," the Amazon Books Team has posted a Readers United site that calls on you to email Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch...

Bits Blog: Dispute Between Amazon and Hachette Takes an Orwellian Turn

In an open letter to readers, the retailer cited George Orwell in its fight with the publisher Hachette over e-book pricing, but it may have undermined its own argument.

Top writers, including Stephen King and John Grisham, attack Amazon

Amazon and Hachette continue to duke it out over e-book pricing; authors still on the losing end.

Apple wins preliminary approval for $450M e-books settlement

In an apparent change of heart, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Friday granted preliminary approval for Apple's $450 million settlement going to a class of consumers over e-book price fixing in the iBookstore.

What Amazon Wants From Hachette: $9.99 E-Book Prices

Amazon is finally providing some explanation for its ongoing dispute with the publisher Hachette, explaining that it’s taken issue over Hachette’s insistence on pricing ebooks above $9.99. In a note on Tuesday, Amazon explained that it’s not actually looking for a particularly large share of the revenue on ebook sales: it’s only interested in taking... Read More

Amazon Pleads With Hachette to Cut E-Book Prices

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In the ongoing spat between Amazon and Hachette over pricing, Amazon has now called for Hachette to simply cut its e-book prices—a move which, it claims, will lower consumer prices on digital titles and provide writers with a larger paycheck at the same time. Read more...

Amazon explains Hachette dispute: ‘E-books can be and should be less expensive.’

As Amazon and book publisher Hachette continue their disagreement over e-book pricing, Amazon has spoken out to defend its position. The company asserted that its ultimate goal in the negotiation is to secure lower e-book prices for its customers. Show More Summary

Judge Denise Cote isn't happy with Apple's $450 million e-book settlement agreement

Apple agreed two weeks ago to a conditional $450 million settlement with plaintiffs over allegations that it colluded with book publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books. Under terms of the settlement, Apple will only have to pay the full...

Judge voices concern over Apple's $450M e-book settlement, says may hurt consumers

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Thursday said she is concerned about the terms of Apple's settlement with a class of consumers due hundreds of millions of dollars over e-book price fixing, claiming certain provisions could allow reduce the amount of money paid out to plaintiffs.

You may never see a penny of the $400 million Apple just agreed to pay e-book buyers

Apple has agreed to pay e-book customers $400 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its e-book pricing practices. But don't get too excited. Your Apple payday is not coming quite yet. The company is only going to pay under certain conditions. The deal, struck with 33 state attorneys general, was prompted by the Justice Department's antitrust suit against Apple, […]

You may never see a penny of the $400 million Apple just agreed to pay e-book buyers

2 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

Apple has agreed to pay e-book customers $400 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its e-book pricing practices. But don't get too excited. Your Apple payday is not coming quite yet. The company is only going to pay under certain conditions. The deal, struck with 33 state attorneys general, was prompted by the Justice Department's antitrust suit against Apple, […]

Apple agrees to a $400-million settlement over e-book price fixing

Apple Inc. has agreed to pay $400 million to settle allegations that the company conspired with publishers to raise e-book prices.

Apple Set to Pay Out $450 Million Over E-Book Price Fixing Scandal

However the settlement sum could drop to zero if Apple is acquitted in a separate lawsuit

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