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Macmillan books return to Amazon

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Feb 2010 13:58 User comments (1)

Macmillan books return to Amazon After one week of suspended sales, physical books published by Macmillan have now returned to Amazon, ending the dispute that begun last week over the price of digital books (e-books).
Macmillan wanted the end of the set-price $9.99 e-book rate that Amazon has had for best-sellers, claiming it is too low and under-values books in general.

As a result, Amazon stopped offering both the e-book and physical copies of Macmillan titles but as of this past weekend Amazon responded by saying: We have to "accept Macmillan's terms because Macmillan has a monopoly over their own titles, and we will want to offer them to you even at prices we believe are needlessly high for e-books."

For now on, e-books from Macmillan will be priced from $12.99 to $14.99 at launch, with prices changing over time.

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19.2.2010 9:18

It doesn't undervalue books @_@

They're cheap because they're basically FREE to publish. You just slap somebody else's work into a pdf and call it a product.

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