Macmillan, one of the "big six" publishers, has clearly communicated to us that, regardless of our viewpoint, they are committed to switching to an agency model and charging $12.99 to $14.99 for e-book versions of bestsellers and most hardcover releases.
We have expressed our strong disagreement and the seriousness of our disagreement by temporarily ceasing the sale of all Macmillan titles. We want you to know that ultimately, however, we will have to capitulate and 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. Amazon customers will at that point decide for themselves whether they believe it's reasonable to pay $14.99 for a bestselling e-book. We don't believe that all of the major publishers will take the same route as Macmillan. And we know for sure that many independent presses and self-published authors will see this as an opportunity to provide attractively priced e-books as an alternative.
Kindle is a business for Amazon, and it is also a mission. We never expected it to be easy!
Thank you for being a customer.
Recent discussions in the Kindle forum
AnnouncementNews: Kindle for iOS Update 4.9 Now Available
|0||1 day ago|
AnnouncementWelcome to the Kindle Discussion Forum - A Congregation of Kindle Enthusiasts
|0||Mar 20, 2015|
AnnouncementMeet other story lovers at Write On by Kindle
|60||10 days ago|
AnnouncementEnjoy your print books and personal documents on your Kindle with Kindle Convert.
|0||Feb 2, 2015|
|RAOK 82 has a spring in its step!||2311||3 minutes ago|
|Synchronising collections between devices||18||4 minutes ago|
|Nonsense 13! We're the lucky ones.||2225||4 minutes ago|
|Constantly having to restart Kindle Fire HD in order to get Netflix app to work||0||9 minutes ago|
|Dragi's Croatian Crab Shack and Wine Bar - The times they are a changin'||7636||10 minutes ago|
|Upgrading to the Kindle Voyage - thoughts??||21||13 minutes ago|
|KINDLE KITCHEN #5: Home of Family, Friends and Good Food||256||15 minutes ago|
|Filing Books in Collections||3||23 minutes ago|