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5000 books return to Kindle Store after dispute ends

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 May 2012 17:50 User comments (1)

5000 books return to Kindle Store after dispute ends Thanks to a contract negotiation dispute between Amazon and the Independent Publishers Group, the giant e-tailer pulled 5000 titles from the Kindle Store back in February.
As of today, however, the books have returned after the two parties reached an agreement.

Earlier in the year, when it came time for the contract to be renegotiated, IPG's president Mark Suchomel said Amazon proposed new terms that were "substantially changed" from the previous terms, meaning lower revenue for the authors. Suchomel is said to have offered terms comparable to other publishers in the marketplace, but Amazon did not agree and pulled the electronic books whilst keeping the physical titles available for sale.

There was no word on the intricacies of the new deal, but clearly they must be more favorable to everyone involved then in past negotiations.

The dispute is not the first Amazon has had with publishers in recent years, as many used to accuse Amazon of having a monopoly on the market. Apple and the major publishers were recently sued by the DOJ for allegedly colluding to break Amazon's "stranglehold" on the market.

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1 user comment

128.5.2012 6:43

My wife and I love our new Kindle Fire. It's lightweight, easy to use and has a great interface. The first thing I recommend anyone with a new Kindle do is install the nook app. We got our instructions from www.kindlemad.com through google.

It basically unlocks all the Android marketplace apps and unlocks the device. I am one very happy Kindle owner!

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