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The Good And Bad In Chaotic eBook Pricing - Techdirt (blog)

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The Good And Bad In Chaotic eBook Pricing Techdirt (blog) For years we've discussed the ridiculousness of ebook pricing, where some publishers seem to think that sky high prices for ebooks (often higher than physical copies) makes sense, despite...
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eBook prices remain high in Canada despite price drops in US - Pro PR

eBook prices remain high in Canada despite price drops in US - Pro PR | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
eBook prices in Canada are not dropping in step with price decreases in the US
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"While readers in the US may be benefiting from a drop in eBook prices following settlement of the Apple eBook price fixing case, Canadians are not sharing in the benefit of declining eBook prices.

Laura Hazard Owen reported yesterday that retailers have begun cutting eBook prices in response to the settlement of the Apple eBook price fixing case. Her post included a table comparing prices at which certain books are offered by the various major eBook retailers in the US.

I focused on the fact that my favourite eBook seller, Kobo, was the highest priced seller in all examples. I tweeted about this and was promptly called out by Jennifer Fox."

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Price Fixing Won’t Open the E-Books Market, But Dumping DRM Just Might

The single biggest distortion in the e-book market goes unmentioned over all 160 pages of the ruling U.S. District Judge Denise Cote handed down this morning, holding Apple guilty of antitrust violations.
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Caught between madmen and mercenaries

Caught between madmen and mercenaries | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This is not a comment on the recent court ruling on Apple, agency contracts, and price fixing. But a cursory glance at the history of ebook retail makes one conclusion crystal clear: On one side you have self-destructive madmen like the big publishers who have done the following lovely things to their ebook retail partners
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Monopoly achieved: An invincible Amazon begins raising prices | MobyLives

Monopoly achieved: An invincible Amazon begins raising prices | MobyLives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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"Amazon‘s fifteen year campaign to control the book market—a campaign that has included not paying taxes,pulling buy buttons of accounts that won’t agree to terms, coaching the government to sue its opponents for antitrust violations, and loss-leader pricing so drastic it’s questionable the company has ever made a profit—seems to have finally achieved the monopoly it sought. It’s now doing what successful monopolies have, historically, always done upon taking over a marketplace: raising prices."

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The 'Other' E-Book Pricing Problem - Huffington Post

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The 'Other' E-Book Pricing Problem Huffington Post While the e-book world takes a minute to digest the court ruling finding Apple conspired with book publishers to jack up the price of e-books to consumers, it's worth noting that there is another...
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How much should e-books cost?

A judge has ruled that Apple conspired to set e-book prices. How much are consumers willing to spend on e-books?
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TidBITS: Explaining the Apple Ebook Price Fixing Suit

After reading through the full 160-page opinion from U.S.
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By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard the news that U.S. District Judge Denise Cote has ruled against Apple in the antitrust suit filed against the company by the U.S. Department of Justice and 33 states, saying that Apple conspired with five major publishers to raise the retail prices of ebooks. Apple has announced that it will appeal, denying any wrongdoing. Initially, the next trial was supposed to set damages but I imagine that will be set aside until the appeal is decided, first at the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, and then the Supreme Court if necessary.
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Apple's latest setback won't bring e-book prices down - Salon

Apple's latest setback won't bring e-book prices down - Salon | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple's latest setback won't bring e-book prices down Salon A U.S.
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"After settling with the DOJ, publishers were allowed to continue selling their e-books via retailers using a commission-based system called the agency model. However, the agency model typically allows publishers to set the retail prices of their titles. Under the terms of the settlement, retailers are now allowed to discount these e-books, but only until 2014."
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How Much Should I Charge for My E-Book?

How Much Should I Charge for My E-Book? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Marianela Camacho Alfaro's insight:

"I’ve experimented with my e-book prices at lot over the past couple of years. For a week—its first—Mousetrapped was $4.99. I soon learned my lesson there, and dropped it to $2.99. Just before Backpacked came out (at $2.99), I droppedMousetrapped to $1.99 hoping it would lead to more sales, thus leading to more sales of its sequel. When sales of Mousetrapped inexplicably tanked for a month or two, I dropped it to 99c to get them going again. Half-way through its life, I increased the price of Self-Printed from $2.99 to $4.99. I’ve run four of my titles through KDP Select. And recently, I increased the price of my only fiction title,Results Not Typical, from 99c to $2.99, and now it’s selling better than ever."

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