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Who wins and loses from DoJ's suit against Big Publishers and Apple?

April 15, 2012

Tags: DOJ, book publishing, Amazon, agency pricing, loss-leader discounting

Here's a roundup (with links) of stories and analysis about the Department of Justice's plan to sue five major publishers and Apple for colluding to raise the prices of electronic books (eBooks). Three publishers have agreed to settle. On his blog, After the DoJ action, where do we stand?, Mike Shatzkin, whom I read for the big picture (publishers' view), tentatively summarizes the situation thus: (more…)