Showing posts with label macmillan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label macmillan. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ebooks: Apple, Penguin and Macmillan eloquent the investigation of the Department of Justice

Macmillan, Penguin and Apple each have contested the allegations of the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), which is investigating an alleged collusion between Apple and publishers to fix prices of electronic books. Unlike four of their peers, both publishers have so far refused to sign an amicable agreement with the DoJ.

Penguin, in its response [PDF] explains that the principle of agency model (where the sale price to readers is set by the publisher, not the distributor) was proposed by Apple, and it was to take or leave it.

Friday, May 18, 2012

iBookstore: Return of the complaint against Apple and publishers

Several details have emerged of a complaint filed by 17 states against Apple [PDF] and two publishing houses. This is always the accusation of collusion between Apple, Macmillan and Penguin to fix - upward - the prices of electronic books. The complaint is not new, but some elements remained hidden and they have just been made public (via PaidContent).