Saturday, February 06, 2010

Macmillan jabs Amazon with poison pen; Hachette piles on | Good Morning Silicon Valley

I have a hunch that, when the dust settles, it may just turn out that Apple, with its rush to proclaim iP* the next big thing for e-books, may have inadvertently done Amazon – and ultimately book authors and publishers – a big favor (in the sense that "sunlight is the best disinfectant"); check the full article for more details

Of the five publishers that lined up last week with Apple and its agency model for e-book sales on the new iPad, that leaves just Penguin and Simon & Schuster to be heard from, and the wait shouldn’t be long. But they and their peers may want to consider the warning from digital music veteran and VC David Pakman that when it comes to pricing, Amazon is more in touch with the market than the publishers.

Macmillan jabs Amazon with poison pen; Hachette piles on Good Morning Silicon Valley

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