Apple E-book Scheme Sheds Light on Book Pricing Model

The Department of Justice is suing Apple and a handful of big-name publishers over an e-book pricing scheme. According to, the companies conspired in a price fixing strategy to “restore competition to the [e-book] marketplace.” The article states that Amazon has had a monopoly over e-book sales for some time.

John C. Dvorak, a columnist for, made some valid points yesterday regarding flaws in the book pricing model. Read the What is an Ebook Worth?article.

This isn’t the first time we’ve commented on the current e-book publishing landscape. After a year, HarperCollins hasn’t lifted its e-book loan cap for libraries.

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