DOJ Warning Means One Thing: E-Book Prices Are Coming Down

DOJ Warning Means One Thing: E-Book Prices Are Coming Down
By Mathew Ingram on March 09, 2012 The rumblings about Apple (AAPL) and the possible anticompetitive nature of its deal with book publishers over “agency model” pricing have turned into an all-out roar, with the news that the Department of Justice has ... 

Go feds! E-books are way overpriced
CNET (blog)
But strange bedfellows notwithstanding, that's the story out of Washington, where word is that the two sides colluded on a scheme to raise the price of electronic books. Now it's payback time andbook lovers -- e-book buyers, in particular -- ought to ...

Apple wants ebook class action suit thrown out
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author Apple may be keeping quiet publically about allegations of antitrust violations in ebook pricing, but a court filing in a class action lawsuit last week shows that Cupertino doesn't think too much of the ...

E-book price-fixing alleged
Reports say the US Justice Department is preparing to sue Apple and five US publishers, alleging that they acted together to drive up e-book prices and that they tried to shut out rival e-book sellers like, maker of the Kindle e-reader.

E-book pricing battle rages on for publishers
Bend Bulletin
In just a few short years, e-books have gone from fringe product to mainstay of the publishing industry, exploding in popularity in genres ranging from romance to military history. But the fight over how much they should cost consumers is far from ...

Apple at center of e-book price-fixing allegations
San Francisco Chronicle
The government warned Apple and five major book companies that it intends to file a lawsuit accusing them of colluding to boost the prices of e-books, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed sources. Several of the publishers are already in ...

Government Pressuring Publishers to Adjust Pricing Policy on E-Books
New York Times (blog)
By JULIE BOSMAN and EDWARD WYATT In just a few short years, e-books have gone from fringe product to mainstay of the publishing industry, exploding in popularity in genres ranging from romance to military history. But the fight over how much they ...

Small presses thrive in book critics' awards
Kansas City Star
Awards in three of six literary categories, handed out Thursday night by the National Book Critics Circle, went to authors published by smaller presses. The fiction prize, for example, went to “Binocular Vision,” a short story collection by Edith ...

E-book publishers may face suit from Justice Department
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By Ced Kurtz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The US Justice Department has warned Apple Inc. and five major book publishers that it may sue them for colluding to drive up the prices of e-books. Such a threat, first reported Thursday by The Wall Street Journal ...

8 Classic Books That Still Aren't e-Books
By Jason Notte 03/09/12 - 08:00 AM EST NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- E-books may be the publishing medium of the future, but they're already leaving a bit of literary history behind. The announcement of Apple's(AAPL) New iPad and the continued growth of ...

National Books Critics Circle honors the year's best titles
By Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY Last night the National Book Critics Circle presented its awards for books published in 2011. I haven't read any of the selections, but I'm eager to start. In the fiction category, the prize went to Edith Pearlman for ...

Justice Department threatens to sue Apple, publishers over e-book prices
Washington Post
The charges, part of the latest Justice Department probe of the e-books market, come as consumers flood to e-book readers and tablets such as the Kindle and the iPad for digital versions of books, newspapers, magazines and movies.

CNET (blog)
Apple is fighting back against allegations that it has been involved in e-book price fixing to counter Amazon's dominance in that space. "Nor does this 'Kindle theory' make sense on its own terms. For example, if Amazon was a 'threat' that needed to be ...

Justice Department's Threat to Sue Apple Over E-book Pricing Could Benefit ...
Salient News
Consumers have switched to e-book readers and tablets such as's Kindle and the iPad for digital formats of books, newspapers, magazines and movies. They have also begun paying more for e-books released by the country's biggest publishers.

Pearlman wins book critics fiction prize (blog)
By Michael Washburn, Globe Correspondent Edith Pearlman's "Binocular Vision'' was awarded the National Book Critic's Circle 2011 fiction award at a ceremony on Manhattan last night. Pearlman, a Brookline resident, has long been considered a “writer's ...

US alleges e-book price-fixing
Vancouver Sun
Amazon, which got a head start in the e-book market with its Kindle e-reader, had used the wholesale model to generally charge $9.99 for its e-books. The Wall Street Journal first reported the Justice Department's lawsuit warning to Apple and the ...

Apple ridicules ebook pricing conspiracy theory of class action lawsuit filing
Apple Insider
By Daniel Eran Dilger Apple has asked that a class action lawsuit claiming the company conspired with book publishers to raise the price of ebooks be thrown out, stating that the plaintiffs' arguments didn't make sense and that "this allegation just ...

National Book Critics Circle fiction prize goes to Edith Pearlman
Entertainment Weekly (blog)
by Stephan Lee Short story author Edith Pearlman took the big fiction prize at the National BookCritics Circle awards last night for her book Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories. The NBCC awards are among the most prestigious literary honors.

Edith Pearlman wins National Book Critics Circle fiction prize
Los Angeles Times
The under-the-radar author won for her collection "Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories." “I thought if I won I would faint,” Edith Pearlman said as she reached the podium to accept her award from the National Book Critics Circle.

Los Angeles Times

Justice Department threatening Apple, publishers over e-book pricing
According to a story from the Wall Street Journal, the Justice Department has said it plans to sue Apple and several publishers for allegedly working to fix the price of e-books. Apple recently stepped up in e-book sales with its iBooks initiative, ...

Pearlman, Gaddis win book critics prizes
Books Newsday > Entertainment > Books Pearlman, Gaddis win book critics prizes Published: March 8, 2012 7:10 PM By The Associated Press HILLEL ITALIE (AP National Writer) NEW YORK - (AP) -- Short story writer Edith Pearlman has won the National Book ...

Apple's Alleged E-book Price Fixing: What You Need To Know
PCWorld (blog)
By Damon Brown, PCWorld Mar 8, 2012 3:57 PM The Justice Department has thrown a wet blanket on Apple's iPad announcement week, warning Apple and the five biggest publishers that it will sue them for e-book pricing collusion. The threat has been on the ...

U.S. mounts antitrust case against pricing of ebooks
Edmonton Journal
The US Justice Department has warned Apple and five major US publishers that it plans to sue them, accusing them of colluding to raise the prices of electronic books, a person familiar with the probe said on Thursday. Several parties have held talks to ...

Apple Warned About E-Book Price Fixing
by Lynn Neary The Department of Justice has warned Apple and five major publishers that it plans to sue them for price fixing e-books, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. When the iPad was first released, Apple and major publishers agreed ...

B&N Could Face Rough Justice
Wall Street Journal
The Justice Department is considering a suit on antitrust grounds against Apple and five big book publishers for allegedly colluding to raise prices on electronic books. The gripe is that Apple and the publishers made books more expensive for consumers ...

Wall Street Journal

Edith Pearlman, John Lewis Gaddis win book critics' prizes
CBS News
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Massachusetts short-story writer Edith Pearlman has won the NationalBook Critics Circle award for fiction. Pearlman was cited Thursday at a gala at the New School in New York for her collection "Binocular Vision.

Justice Department Weighs Antitrust Suit Against Apple, Book Publishers
Neon Tommy
Prior to Apple's entry into the market, Amazon's dominance in the e-book sector was virtually unchallenged. Amazon bought books from publishers under the 'wholesale' model,obtaining them at a wholesale price of approximately half the book's MSRP.

Apple, book publishers probed over e-book price fixing
By Jose Vilches The US Justice Department has warned Apple and five of the country's largest bookpublishers that it plans to file a lawsuit for their alleged price-fixing of electronic books unless the companies agree to change their business ...

Apple defends itself over ebook price fixing allegations
The Verge
By Sam Byford on March 9, 2012 01:06 am 2Comments With the US Department of Justice warning of future lawsuits over alleged ebook price-fixing, a separate court filing last week gives insight into how Apple may defend itself.

PayPal Draws the Line on Erotic Books, as Criticism Mounts
In an email on Monday to its customers, e-book publisher and distributor Smashwords, said it believes it is wrong for credit card companies, banks and other financial institutions to censor legal fiction. "We believe it would be unfair to authors and ...

Scholastic releases iPad e-reader app for kids | TUAW - The ...
By Kelly Hodgkins
According to PaidContent, Scholastic brought its catalog of children's books to the iPad. The recently updated Storia app taps into Scholastic's ebook. ... Scholastic releases iPad e-reader app for kids. by Kelly Hodgkins Mar 9th 2012 at 8:06AM ...
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Collusion! Apple, Publisher Partners Accused Of Raising E-Book ...
By Chris Velazco
I beg to differ Mr. Teicher — I can see how the book industry would love being able to charge whatever they want for their books, but I don't see how you can frame higher costs for e-books as a boon for customers. Anyway. Rivals like Amazon ...

DoJ warning means one thing: E-book prices are coming down ...
By Mathew Ingram
The ultimate outcome of the Department of Justice's case against Apple and five major bookpublishers over alleged price fixing and collusion in e-books is unknown, but it seems obvious that prices are likely to go down -- and that could be a good thing for publishers. ... This allowed Amazon to set prices at $9.99 or lower, which it said was necessary in order to stimulate demand (and thereby also boost sales for its Kindle e-reader). But for publishers, this meant a significant haircut ...

Kindle Fire extinguishes eReader demand in Q1
By Zach Epstein
Demand for the Kindle Fire has remained strong in the first quarter — the slate is still Amazon's best-selling electronics device for the 16th week running — and according to DigiTimes Research,eReader shipments will take a huge hit this quarter as a ... A seasonal decline from the holiday quarter to the first quarter is always anticipated, but DigiTimes's research arm sees global eBookreader shipments dropping from 9 million units in the December quarter to just 2 million this quarter,...
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By Scott Kelby
One of my favorite business book authors, Guy Kawasaki, just released (today) a new book about Google+ called “What the Plus! (Google+ for the Rest of Us).” I started reading it last night, and I have to say, Guy just has an amazing way of ...
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The Gutenberg eBook: Once Again, The Bible Is At The Forefront Of ...
By Leigh Beadon
To this day, the Bible remains one of the most-printed books of all time, and it's interesting to learn that it still plays a role in pushing publishing technology forward. The Christian missionary initiative Every Tribe Every Nation (ETEN) is working to make ebook Bibles available in as many languages as possible, on as many platforms as possible—and in doing so, they're solving technical problems that few others are addressing: Now, it turns out, the old missionary impulse is being ...

Make a Hanging Book Display
By Melanie Pinola
Make a Hanging Book Display If you're lucky to have a kid who loves reading—or if you want to encourage a love of books—consider this simple and inexpensive project. Using two dowels and some fabric, you can hang books in easy reach ...

Martin Salisbury: 11 Gorgeous Children's Book Illustrations
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In our book, Children's Picture Books [Laurence King, $35.00] we explore not only the history and evolution of the picture book, but all aspects of the "art" of picture book-making--from education and training to the interplay of words and images ...
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How to Price an eBook | TeleRead: News and views on e-books ...
By Paul Biba
Here's a snippet from The Vook Blog: Everyone from the DOJ to is weighing in on the best way to price an eBook. It seems like a good time to ... Follow us on. Connect. TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics ... This can benefit of the retailer, thepublisher and, in most cases, the consumer. In our whitepaper on ... year yet for ebooks · E-booksHigh in Demand at Halifax Libraries, Having to Divert More Money into E-Book Purchases ...
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Publishers Warned On Ebook Prices - Eastman's Online Genealogy ...
By Dick Eastman
I have published several recent articles about ebooks. I am a big fan of carrying dozens of books in one small ereader, especially when traveling. However, not everyone likes the new format. Now, just to make things more complicated. the ...
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Purim and the Exceptional Book of Esther | First Things
By (Alex Ozar )
Yesterday marked the Jewish holiday of Purim, when Jews gather together for festive meals and merriment, exchange gifts, and most centrally, assemble in synagogue for mirthful public readings of the Book of Esther—all in celebration of the salvation recounted therein. A quick synopsis of ...Apparently, Esther is not only a legitimate part of Scripture, but is an essential, core element thereof, such that when all other books are abolished it alone will maintain its sacred status. Why is this ...
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Melville House Books » Justice Dept. finally does something about ...
By Dennis Johnson
Price war, race to the bottom, internet-based retailers with an unfair advantage — it was the stuff of the book business writ large, and so when the above story appeared on the front page of the Times, and on the front page of the Wall Street ...
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Local author Megan Bergman reading twice this weekend
Bennington Banner
According to supplied material, the book received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly, is aBarnes and Noble Discover Great New Writer's Pick, an Indie Next Pick for March, and an O Magazine Top Pick for March. Bergman and her husband, Bo Bergman, ...

Author: 'Mormons are deeply aware of their own oddness'
Salt Lake Tribune
March 10, 7 pm » The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City March 15, 1 pm » Lecture, LDS Church History Library, 15 E. North Temple, Salt Lake City March 15, 6 pm » Barnes& Noble, 500 S. and 500 West, Bountiful Bowman, a Mormon, ...

Ruminations of a Catholic School Girl by Vicki Lindgren Rimasse Hits Amazon ... (press release)
With vivid imagery and sardonic commentary, brings to life the story of a Boomer from Long Island, New York ,Gwen Patrick (the author's alter-ego), who loves shoes, Beaujolais, shopping, food and most of all–food, family and friends.

US reportedly warns Apple, e-book publishers about price-fixing
Chicago Tribune
When Apple unveiled its textbook plan, it did so with the support of three major publishing houses -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill Education and Pearson -- while also releasing a free app for its Mac computers called iBooks Author that allows...

Chicago Tribune

The magical thinking of America
By Tom Leclair, Barnes & Noble Review When Hari Kunzru, the British son of an Indian and an English parent, was asked about his literary influences, two of the first three he mentioned were American: Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo.

Book notes
Chicago Sun-Times
Each winning author receives $5000, with the prizes funded by the Carnegie Corporation. The first selection committee will be chaired by NPR commentator and former librarian Nancy Pearl. A big batch of Judy Blume books are coming to the digital market.

'Save Your Retirement!' Hits Amazon Best-Seller List (press release)
Pat Strubbe, well-known financial educator, founder and owner of Preservation Specialists, became Amazon bestselling author, when his debut book, “Save Your Retirement!” reached the top seller list on March 7, 2012. The book can serve as the one stop ...

Doug Moe: No news in New Yorker article on Walker
The great children's author Shel Silverstein, who had a son in Madison, liked to hang out at Pic-a-Book. This week, in my search for the March 5 New Yorker, I called the campus University Book Store. The man who answered said, "We sold out the day we ...

A long time in the making
Woodbury Bulletin
Woodbury resident Erin Madden has been writing for as long as she can remember. “I've always been writing – it was basically a hobby” Madden said. “My mother actually inspired me to start writing by giving me my first diary. “I like taking my real-life ...

Garner Resident participates in book signing event
Garner News
by Stephanie Eaton Harvie Author Judy Townsan, a local resident, will participate in a book signing event on March 9. The book signing will be held from 1 pm until 3 pm at the Sosta Café, located at 130 E. Davie St. in Raleigh.

Owen Laukkanen's got a hit on his hands
Laukkanen, 29, dreamed up the scenario in October 2009 after finishing up a different novel set in Las Vegas's poker world, one the author knew well from three years as a reporter for “I was watching a TV program on kidnapping in the ...

Okanagan College Media Release
Hawley said it is encouraging to see so many writers embracing the short story genre – particularly when there are some who still consider the novel to be the more “noble” literary calling, despite the international acclaim of Canadian luminaries like ...

Authors, Illustrators, Cupcakes and the Cat in the Hat made for great fun
Highland Community News (subscription)
Barnes & Noble in Redlands looked like a page from a Dr. Seuss book on Saturday, March 3, as hundreds of visitors streamed through the doors to meet the Cat in the Hat and a baker's dozen of authors and illustrators. The bookstore and SCBWI (Society of ...

Jonathan Franzen Signs a Kindle; Pottermore To Launch in April
The Atlantic Wire
Publishers are concerned a return to the wholesale model would allow e-book juggernaut Amazon to price competitors like Barnes & Noble out of existence by selling e-books for peanuts and making up the difference on sales of e-readers, ...

The Atlantic Wire

Thinking About Divorce
Westbury Times
He is the author of Judge Mojo: The True Story Of One Attorney's Fight Against Judicial Terrorism and The Secret Adoption. 10 Day Cultural Trip to Ghana, West Africa, Aug. 4-14, 2012. Visits to Cultural sites: WEB Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, ...

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