Authors wary of action by DOJ against Apple

Lawsuit against Apple: Writers wary of action by Dept. of Justice
Los Angeles Times
"I'm in a bit of an awkward position because this has pitted my publisher against the retailer that far and away sells more of my books than any other," says Michael Connelly, the bestselling mystery novelist. "I don't want to bite the hand that feeds ...

Apple: E-book price-fixing accusation 'simply not true'
Los Angeles Times
By Andrea Chang Apple Inc. is denying antitrust charges filed against it and five major bookpublishers this week that accuse the companies of a price-fixing scheme to inflate the prices paid for electronic books. "The DOJ's accusation of collusion ...

Apple fights back against DOJ eBook price-fixing lawsuit
Fox News
Did Apple collude with publishers over e-books?AP Apple is pushing back against government claims that it's trying to inflate the cost of eBooks by as much as $5, insisting that it's publishers and not the consumer electronics giant that sets prices.

Apple: DOJ's ebook price-fixing accusation 'not true'
By Lex Friedman Macworld - Apple has issued a rare public comment in response to the price fixing lawsuit filed against it and several large ebook publishers by the US Department of Justice. The DOJ's accusation of collusion against Apple is simply not ...

Despite Denial, Apple Dictated E-Book Pricing at iBookstore
By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld Apr 13, 2012 8:14 AM Apple has finally broken its near-silence on the US Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit against it and a half dozen publishers for conspiring to fix-prices on e-books. In a statement issued Thursday, ...

Apple: DOJ's E-Book Price Fixing Charges 'Not True'
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Apple this week denied any wrongdoing regarding the pricing structure forbooks sold via iBooks, arguing that its entry into the market helped collapse Amazon's monopolistic hold on the industry. "The DOJ's accusation of collusion ...

E-book lawsuit pressures publishers, boosts Amazon (blog)
On Wednesday, the Justice Department charged that Apple and a handful of book publishers conspired to push up the price of e-books and limit retail competition. The antitrust lawsuit alleged that Apple and the publishers had a common interest in ...

Apple responds to DOJ, says e-book price fixing "not true"
CBS News
(Credit: CBS) (CBS News) Apple responds to allegations by the US Department of Justice of e-book price fixing. Full coverage of Apple at Tech Talk Justice Dept. announces three e-booksettlements, but not with Apple Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr released ...

Apple denies Justice charges, says they're “not true”
Washington Post
Apple is denying charges made by the Department of Justice that it colluded with publishers to fix the prices of e-books. In a statement, Apple said that the charges made by Justice are not true, and that the introduction of the agency model — in ...

The Apple E-Book Lawsuit and Amazon's $9.99 Problem
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
On April 11, the US Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit against Apple and several bookpublishers, claiming that the companies conspired to limit price competition in e-books, in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act. The ...

Apple Pushes Back on E-Book Pricing Charges
ABC News (blog)
On Tuesday the Department Justice announced that it was suing Apple and majore-book publishers for collaborating and fixing e-books prices. At the time Apple did not have comment on the government suit, but late last night the computer electronics ...

ABC News (blog)

Did Apple Rob Your Library?
So when the DOJ this week filed an antitrust suit against Apple and five major bookpublishers for fixing prices in the electronic book (e-Book) publishing market, the industry noticed. These are myriad moving pieces to this complex and evolving puzzle ...


Apple: we broke "Amazon's monopolistic grip" on e-book industry
Ars Technica
By Jacqui Cheng | Published April 13, 2012 10:30 AM Apple has now publicly responded to accusations that it colluded with publishers to fix e-book prices. In a statement released late Thursday, the company says the launch of its iBookstore in ...

Apple rejects e-book pricing collusion charge
The US government had sued Apple and five publishers, saying they conspired to fix the prices of electronic books. It has reached a settlement with three of the publishers that could lead to cheaper e-books for consumers. In an email to Reuters, ...

New Books About the Titanic and Its Passengers
New York Times
Schoolchildren the world over still recognize the luxury liner's name thanks to a century's worth ofbooks, articles, films and deep-ocean exploration. The interrupted stories of those who died on its voyage, however, and the troubled post-disaster ...

Canadian author Roger Caron dies at age 73
Caron won one of Canada's most prestigious literary awards, the Governor General's Non-fiction Award, in 1978 for his prison memoir "Go Boy! Memories of a Life Behind Bars." The bookdetailed the 24 years Caron spent incarcerated.

E-Book Pricing: Apple's Lawsuit Is Only Half The Picture
But the problem of price-gouging isn't limited to Apple or its approach to e-book pricing, and it isn't limited to one party being the victim. This situation is endemic to the way e-books are marketed and sold, and it doesn't have an easy solution.

What is an Ebook Worth?
PC Magazine
As the Department of Justice sues Apple over an ebook pricing conspiracy, we are forced to reevaluate the entire book pricing model. By John C. Dvorak This week marks a great self analysis week for ebook producers, sellers, and the poor schmuck who ...

Author of 'Miss Read' books dies at 98
The Associated Press
She also wrote 16 other books including two volumes of autobiography. The first book, "Village School," drew on her experiences of village life and teaching. The pen name Read was her mother's maiden name. A review in The Times said events in that book ...

The DOJ E-Book Lawsuit: Is It 1934 All Over Again?
"For the growing number of Americans who want to take advantage of this new technology, the Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that e-books are as affordable as possible," Attorney General Eric Holder declared.

US Brings Case Against Apple and Five Book Publishers Over Electronic Books
Voice of America
The United States says technology company Apple and book publishers illegally fixed prices of electronic books, or e-books. The Department of Justice took legal action on Wednesday in federal court in New York City. The same day, Attorney General Eric ...

Apple Should Settle E-Book Antitrust Case, Expert Says
Former FTC policy director says the DOJ's evidence against Apple and several book publishers is the kind that prosecutors "fantasize about." By Paul McDougall InformationWeek "This is one of the most compelling complaints I've seen in my life," said ...

Apple: We Broke 'Amazon's Monopolistic Grip On The Publishing Industry' (AMZN ...
San Francisco Chronicle
Apple says its decision to work with publishers to raise e-book prices broke "Amazon's monopolistic grip on the publishing industry," and benefited consumers because it led to innovation in e-books. Here's the statement it gave to Peter Kafka at All ...

Apple Says Accusations of E-Book Collusion Are 'Not True'
Wall Street Journal
By JESSICA E. VASCELLARO Apple Inc. broke is silence about the US Department of Justice's allegations that it colluded with publishers over e-book pricing by calling the allegations "simply not true." Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris rebutted the ...

Apple Rebuts Antitrust Charges Over E-Book Pricing - Mac Rumors
By Jordan Golson
Talented authors can hire editors (say $5000-10000 to edit a book). Self-publish the books and get 70% royalties (instead of the 17.5% that the publishers offer). Price it at $4.99. With 70% royalties, the author will get $3.49 for each book sold.
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Home, A Book Igloo
By EDW Lynch
Home, A Book Igloo. By EDW Lynch on April 12, 2012. Home by Miler Lagos · “Home” by Columbian artist Miler Lagos is a seven foot tall igloo-shaped sculpture made out of books. The sculpture was on display last Fall at the MagnanMetz ...
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Voracious readers: The first Food Book Fair will offer a little taste of ...
Elizabeth Thacker Jones, creator of the Food Book Fair. As more people spend time thinking, writing, reading, and talking about food, the need for in-person forums to enhance the kinds of idea-sharing that already happen online only seems ...

Apple denies e-book pricing conspiracy | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple denied a charge that it schemed with publishers to hike prices for e-books, portraying itself as a hero for prying Amazon's “monopolistic grip” from the market. “The DOJ's accusation of collusion against Apple is ...
The Raw Story

Directory of Open Access Books is launched | TeleRead: News and ...
By Paul Biba
DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher's website or repository. The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books.
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

New Nook eReader adds "glowlight" for reading in the dark
By Shaun McKeegan
The new Nook Simple Touch GlowLight eReader from Barnes & Noble features LED illumination so readers can now enjoy their favorite book in the dark.
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Apple denies DOJ's e-book collusion claims, says it broke Amazon's ...
By Devindra Hardawar
What collusion? Apple last night denied the Department of Justice's antitrust claims that it illegally fixed e-book prices with major publishers, which ultimately made e-books more expensive than they were prior to the launch of Apple's iBookstore.

Australian government considering lawsuit against Apple over eBook
By Dan Graziano
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has urged local retailers to voice their concerns about eBook price-fixing as it considers a lawsuit against Apple and five of the world's largest book publishers, The Financial Review ...
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Harry Potter author Rowling reveals title, plot of first adult novel
The book centers on the residents of a small English town who go to war with one another when a popular man dies unexpectedly, leaving his seat on the local council open for the taking. Its due to hit ... LONDON (AP) — It may lack wizards and witches, but J.K. Rowling and her publisherare hoping her first novel for adults, "The Casual Vacancy," will have the magic touch. The book'stitle ... But Rowling has one advantage: the Potter books had a huge adult, as well as child, audience.
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Melville House Books » How do you respond when the government ...
By Dennis Johnson
The book industry was abuzz yesterday with discussion of the decision by the Department of Justice to sue five of the Big Six publishers for their effort to stop ... all employees engaged in the sale and distribution of e-books; providing to the Justice Department quarterly a log of “all oral and written communications, excluding privileged or public communications,” between the publisher and anyone at another settling publisher relating to “the distribution or sale in the United ...
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International bestselling author, Sarah Pekkanen's third (and in my opinion ... by authorsJennifer Weiner, Nicolle Wallace and Jodi Picoult to name just a few.

The books we give away
By Danny Heitman, Barnes & Noble Review The other day, as the weather warmed and my thoughts turned to spring cleaning, I took a deep sigh and braced myself to weed my bookshelves for another year. I like that word, weeding, to describe the culling of ...

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