The Dispute At Amazon Over E-Book Pricing
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It’s not often that contract negotiations between book publishers and book sellers attract public attention. But that’s exactly what has happened as the largest book seller in the world, Amazon, hammers out a new deal with one of the biggest publishers, Hachette. At issue is the model that will be used for e-book pricing and a resolution is not expected anytime soon. If that sounds mundane, observers of the book industry note the outcome has serious implications for book buyers, the entire publishing industry and the role Amazon plays in it. Diane and her guests discuss the dispute between Amazon and publishers over e-book pricing.
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