Saturday, February 06, 2010

Macmillan Books Return to Amazon After Dispute - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

The next chapter in this story won’t be dull…

Other major book publishers, including Hachette and Harper Collins, have indicated they will also move to an agency model.

So what did Amazon hold out for? The company would not comment, but it is likely that Amazon demanded that no other e-book vendors, such as Apple, get preferential access to new titles, or any kind of pricing advantages. Amazon may also have negotiated terms into its agreement with the publisher that would allow users of Kindles or Kindle software to lend e-books to each other.

Macmillan Books Return to Amazon After Dispute - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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