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The Publishing Industry Responds to Department of Justice Ruling

Publishing experts attending the RT Booklovers Convention in  Chicago react to a Justice Department ruling accusing Apple and 5 of the nation's largest publishers of conspiring to raise ebook prices. The ruling has...

Dept. of Justice Rules on Ebook Pricing

A judge has upheld the price-fixing settlement brought by the Department of Justice. Under this ruling, three publishers, (others settled out of court) Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster will have to...

Free Ebook of Mueller Report Now Available from Libraries

The Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election, or the Mueller Report, is now freely available in ebook format to read on your phone or tablet from DPLA’s website and...

What are Mandatory Minimums and how are They Changing?

Mandatory minimum sentencing laws call for harsh prison terms of a particular length, for people convicted of certain state and federal crimes. Mandatory minimum sentencing may seem like the ideal solution for...

Apple Loses in eBook Price Fixing Case

Over the last year, several of the largest publishers including Hachette, MacMillian, and Apple were sued by the Department of Justice. The suit was filed after the DOJ determined that the publishers...

Random House and Penguin are One

Although their merger was approved by the Department of Justice earlier this year, the deal has now been finalized between Random House and Penguin Publishing. In what has been called a "merger...

Penguin and Random House to Merge

The merger of Penguin and Random House publishers is a step closer now that the Department of Justice has ended its investigation. Pearson and Bertelsmann (parent companies of the publishers) issued the following...

MacMillian Publishing Settles DOJ Lawsuit

In the ongoing lawsuit over eBook pricing, the Department of Justice filled suit last year against all five major publishing houses in the U.S. You can follow Reader's Entertainment backstory on this...

Penguin Publishing Settles Lawsuit with DOJ

A settlement has been reached between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Penguin Publishing Group. The lawsuit between the DOJ and several publishers including Apple, MacMillion and Hachette, is over alleged eBook...

Amazon To Distribute Titles to Others

Amazon and Ingram just announced they have struck a deal to distribute and make Amazon titles available to their competitors. The deal will cover only those titles from Amazon's New York based...
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