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Feds put Apple on trial over e-books, starting Monday

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Over a year ago, the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against six major book publishers and Apple. One-by-one, the publishers settled with the government, with the final publisher (Macmillan) agreeing to terms in February 2013. But there remains one major holdout: Apple itself. In court documents filed...
Feds put Apple on trial over e-books, starting Monday

Steve Jobs' draft email plays pivotal role in antitrust case

www.pcworld.com
An email composed, but never sent, by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs may prove instrumental in the Justice Department's case that Apple, along with the five largest book publishers, colluded to fix prices for electronic books.In a draft email intended for Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue about negotiations...
Steve Jobs' draft email plays pivotal role in antitrust case

Microsoft Invests $300 Million in Nook to Take on Amazon and Apple in E-Book Market

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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble today announced the formation of a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary focused around the existing Nook digital e-reader and e-book business, as well as Barnes & Noble's college business. Microsoft will make a $300 million investment in the subsidiary, which is preliminarily being called Newco...
Microsoft Invests $300 Million in Nook to Take on Amazon and Apple in E-Book Market

Vook Releases ‘Digital Publishing House in a Box’

www.betabeat.com
Mr. Cavnar (linkedin.com) Hate to break it to you paper purists, but it looks like creating and publishing e-books just got a whole lot easier with Vook's new visual editor. Today, the e-book publisher launched a new platform that allows you to create, edit and publish your e-books across multiple devices,...
Vook Releases ‘Digital Publishing House in a Box’

Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post

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After weeks of buildup, the Department of Justice sued Apple and five book publishers today and accused them of conspiring to set e-book prices. This is a big story and publishers, consumers and retailers may see the ramifications of today’s lawsuit for months or even years to come. Here’s what...
Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post

States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

www.engadget.com
When the US Department of Justice sued Apple and five major book publishers over alleged e-book price rigging, it immediately became clear that a few of these companies would do just about anything to avoid trial. That same day, three of the publishers -- HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and...
States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

Judge Approves Settlement In E-Book Pricing Case

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In a move that could reshape the publishing industry, a federal judge approved a settlement with three book publishers over alleged collusion in e-book pricing. Apple and two other publishers plan to defend themselves against the allegations....
Judge Approves Settlement In E-Book Pricing Case

Penguin merger with Random House speaks volumes about book industry

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Concerns over Amazon's power underlie plan to create £2.6bn super-publisher - yet industry is relatively healthyFear of Amazon may not yet be a phrase in the dictionary, but it is the sentiment that underlies the proposed merger between Random House and Penguin, to create a super-publisher with worldwide revenues of...
Penguin merger with Random House speaks volumes about book industry

Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel

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“They are slow, and we are fast. They have bloat and drag; we are lean and scrappy.” That’s how Jon Feldman, founder of Open Air Publishing, describes his startup’s relationship to traditional publishers. He believes his interactive e-books (available on iPad, and as of today, iPhone and iPod Touch) are...
Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel

The iPad, the Kindle, and the future of books

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Writing for the New Yorker, Ken Auletta surveys the ebook landscape: it's Apple, Amazon, Google, and the book publishers engaged in a poker game for the hearts, minds, and wallets of book buyers. Kindle editions of books are selling well: There are now an estimated three million Kindles in use,...
The iPad, the Kindle, and the future of books

Steve Jobs as J.D. Rockefeller

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The DOJ's e-books "ringmaster" theory dates back to the days of the railroad cartels. FORTUNE -- The first federal antitrust trial in almost a decade -- U.S.A. v. Apple Inc. et al. --  is scheduled to begin Monday in a Manhattan courthouse. The et al. in the title are five book publishers...
Steve Jobs as J.D. Rockefeller

The morning lowdown 4-17-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Online TV site Hulu adds original programming (NYT) Google Drive detailed: 5 GB for free, launching next week for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS (The Next Web) Content payment system Piano takes more funding to go global (paidContent) Court tosses...
The morning lowdown 4-17-12

Europe ends probe over e-books

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The European Commission ends a probe into price-fixing by major e-book publishers after they vowed to keep the market competitive....
Europe ends probe over e-books
Apple and four publishers agree to terminate 'agency' sales model in Europe
EU regulators ready to accept Apple's eBook price fixing settlement
Apple and publishers settle with EU over eBook price fixing scandal
Paulo Coelho Ebook Sales Jump Way Up Thanks To $0.99 Sale

Steve Jobs biographer dropped from Apple ebook case, James Murdoch named in email

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Walter Isaacson, the author of a bestselling book about the late Apple founder, will not have to share his notes or testify in a case about alleged price-fixing between Apple and book publishers. Class action lawyers had earlier demanded that Isaacson provide evidence, based on his interviews with Steve Jobs, about...
Steve Jobs biographer dropped from Apple ebook case, James Murdoch named in email

DOJ sues Apple for e-book price fixing

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The U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five book publishers for alleged e-book price fixing The Wall Street Journal reported....
DOJ sues Apple for e-book price fixing

Don't hold your breath waiting for Amazon to give you Kindle copies of your books

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Amazon caused a stir this morning when it announced a two-for-one policy that will give a free digital album to anyone who buys a CD. The policy applies to past purchases — even if you bought the CD 10 years ago — which touched off a flurry of speculation that...
Don't hold your breath waiting for Amazon to give you Kindle copies of your books

Daily Report: Apple Is Said to Face Warning on Book Prices

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Apple and five book publishers are facing pressure from the Justice Department over the way they price electronic books, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The Justice Department has threatened to sue the companies for colluding to keep prices high, the paper said, and some are pursuing settlement talks...
Daily Report: Apple Is Said to Face Warning on Book Prices

How to make reading more like Angry Birds

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Book publishers should make reading books as addictive and habit-forming as playing Angry Birds, said Charles Duhigg, author of “The Power of Habit” (also known as “that book about how Target knew a teenager was pregnant before her dad did”), at the Book Industry Study Group’s “Making Information Pay” conference...
How to make reading more like Angry Birds

Publishers Starting to Reject e-Book DRM

www.readwriteweb.com
One publisher does not a trend make, but Macmillan imprint and science-fiction house Tor/Forge's decision to abandon DRM this July may be a sign of things to come. Tor/Forge is dropping DRM because its customers, and authors, have been asking for DRM-free titles. The game isn't won yet, but...
Publishers Starting to Reject e-Book DRM

The DOJ’s half-baked explanation of Apple’s role in the e-book case (Analysis)

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The Justice Department is pouncing on statements by Apple like “aikido move” and “trounce Amazon” to prove its case that Apple was the hub of a illegal conspiracy to fix the price of e-books. While the statements sounds serious, the government’s overall explanation of Apple’s role in the conspiracy is...
The DOJ’s half-baked explanation of Apple’s role in the e-book case (Analysis)

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news:  Facebook just jacked up its IPO price range to $34-$38 from $28-$35 late Monday. It will likely now price above $100 billion. Here's Mark Zuckerberg's explanation for what makes Facebook different than other big tech companies like Google and HP. It looks like Zuckerberg will...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Penguin and Random House merge, promise a brave new e-book future

www.engadget.com
The pressure of digital transitions can lead traditional media companies to circle the wagons -- for better or for worse -- and book publishers certainly aren't immune as e-books take hold. Bertelsmann and Pearson are worried enough to be merging their respective Random House and Penguin publishing wings into...
Penguin and Random House merge, promise a brave new e-book future

Ebook Prices Cleared to Take a Nose Dive After Judge Approves Settlement

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Now is the part where I throw my head back and laugh. (Photo: flickr.com/oreilly) Good news for cheapskates, bad news for traditional publishing: “Agency pricing,” which many in the book business had hoped would prove a defense against Amazon’s discounting every new book to $9.99, is pretty much finito as...
Ebook Prices Cleared to Take a Nose Dive After Judge Approves Settlement
Barnes & Noble objects to proposed DOJ ebook settlement, credits agency model for saving industry

After Settlement, Amazon Quickly Lowers E-Book Prices to $9.99

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Just days after a judge approved an antitrust settlement between some book publishers and the Justice Department allowing a return of discounted e-books....
After Settlement, Amazon Quickly Lowers E-Book Prices to $9.99

Apple CEO Tim Cook 'May Testify' in E-Books Antitrust Lawsuit

www.macrumors.com
Apple CEO Tim Cook may testify in the e-books antitrust lawsuit filed against Apple and book publishers by the United States Department of Justice, reports Bloomberg. The lawsuit was originally filed in April of 2012, and has focused on the so-called 'agency model' for pricing ebooks that Apple attempted to...
Apple CEO Tim Cook 'May Testify' in E-Books Antitrust Lawsuit
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