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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...

Taking a Positive Step for Ebook Pricing: The Challenge

An editorial by Sheila Clover English   With the Department of Justice looking to penalize publishers over price-fixing and with Amazon looking like a monopoly dictating ebook prices from on high, the question of...

The Psychology of Fair Pricing: The eBook Perception

An Editorial by Sheila English A coffee at Starbucks costs me nearly $5.00.  Valet parking can cost up to $20.  Movies, which provide two hours of entertainment costs me about $12, more if...

MacMillan Books to Release Backlist as eBooks

One of the "Big Five Publishers", Macmillian has announced they will be launching their entire backlist as eBooks. In an effort to reach younger readers, get their titles into libraries and reach...

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...

Publisher Bulks at Having Their eBooks in the Library

The American Library Association has been in negotiation for over a year with several powerhouse publishers to allow their eBooks to become part of library circulation. Many libraries have allowed patrons access...

Libraries Stop Buying eBooks

If Random House Publishing keeps raising it's eBook prices, their books may not be available in any library. Coming on the heels of the public library system in Nova Scotia, Canada's refusal...

10 Secrets from the Trenches of eBook Publishing

As you may have already guessed, there’s more to self-publishing than putting your book in electronic format and posting it on a website. There are over 3 million ebooks on Amazon, alone....

Anti-trust Laws and eBooks

L. McMaken 12-12-11 Cincinnati, OH   The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation on the eBook industry. The focus of the investigation is to determine if any anti-trust laws have been broken in the pricing...

Amazon Seeking to Purchase Simon & Schuster

Rumors are flying in the publishing world as Amazon representatives have been reportedly in talks with executives from Simon & Schuster. It has not been confirmed if these meetings are about merger...
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