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Macmillan announces settlement in DOJ anti-trust suit.


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Initial post: Feb 8, 2013 10:10:56 AM PST
Old Rocker says:
Macmillan publishing announced today to agree to the settlement of the "agency model" anti-trust suit. All defendant publishers' have now settled, leaving Apple as the sole defendant.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2013 10:23:00 AM PST
Something about rats and sinking ships...................

Posted on Feb 8, 2013 10:43:21 AM PST
I'm still not sure what the settlement means to me. Or us. Or readers in general.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2013 12:04:55 PM PST
Perry says:
Well, at a minimum, Amazon and other retailers will now be able to set their own prices on e-books from all of the agency publishers now, which means competition between retailers and lower prices (at least for the next two years, anyway).

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2013 12:05:23 PM PST
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King Al says:
Amazon will be able to discount ebooks from the settling publishers (at least for the next two years. The settling publishers can go back to the Agency Model then, though they will not be able engage in collusion like they did this time.)

Edit: Changed "They" to "The settling publishers"

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2013 1:19:10 PM PST
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K. Rowley says:
"Something about rats and sinking ships..................."

Read the letter by Macmillan's CEO John Sargent

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57568377-93/macmillan-reaches-e-book-pricing-settlement-with-doj/

eta: be sure to read the comments at the bottom of the article...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2013 2:39:48 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 10, 2013 10:30:10 AM PST
MommaCat says:
Amazon sent an email out a while ago saying that once this was settled they'd be sending out a refund.

King Al to me you make it sound AI if Amazon was a participant. I don't think so.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2013 12:44:26 PM PST
King Al says:
Yeah, it does sound like it. I edited my post.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2013 1:00:52 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 12, 2013 1:01:42 PM PST
This is from the email we received back in October:

You can learn more about the settlements here:
http://www.amazon.com/help/agencyebooksettlements

Posted on Jul 12, 2013 5:13:04 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 8, 2013 12:42:23 PM PDT
G. W. says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2013 4:03:02 AM PDT
Good lord, the word is TOO. Your cutesy slogan should be "If too high, don't buy"'.
People tried to help you on your other thread. Do you actually read?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2013 12:28:17 PM PDT
G. W. says:
I tried to edit the title but Amazon would not let me. I noticed the error just as i hit enter. I may start an new topic with a corrected title.

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 12:29:21 PM PDT
G. W. says:
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Posted on Oct 9, 2013 4:24:33 PM PDT
New e books are being released at double the price of paper backs ONLY if the paper back hasn't been released yet. So what they are actually doing is releasing them at a comparable price to the hardbacks.

You talk a lot but let's see you link to an example. Give a link to even one ebook that is out in paperback and priced at double the cover price of the paperback.

I'm guessing you are actually just like all the other people who claimed it was double. They all wind up linking to a paperback that is indeed much less expensive than the ebook. And is available only as preorder because it won't be released for another couple months.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2013 4:49:45 PM PDT
G. W. says:
It would be nice if the prices did come down to the paperbacks but with the popular authors I read they haven't. Most of the authors I have stopped reading went from $7.99 e-book to $12.99 or more in one jump have stayed there even after the paper back books came out. Only those involved in the court decision and forced to drop have came down in price.

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 7:24:27 PM PDT
Old Rocker says:
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Hmmm, already had poster on ignore. Wonder why?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2013 7:34:36 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 9, 2013 7:36:33 PM PDT
G. W. says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2013 8:43:44 PM PDT
Like I said before. Link to even one single example. Otherwise you are just trolling and not doing a very good job of it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2013 11:36:23 PM PDT
King Al says:
You don't get it. They can set prices as high as they want as long as they don't collude. If Macmillan can maximize profit by selling a book for $500, then they should do so.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2013 10:06:52 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2013 12:13:16 PM PDT
G. W. says:
I received a advertizement for the next Kim Harrison The Undead Pool will be $15.99 e-book the paper back version will probably be $7.99 at Amazon and less at the Giant super store and yes Amazon is also a giant super store.
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