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Amazon spells out why e-book prices should be lower

Amazon has officially explained its reasoning behind trying to lower e-book prices, claiming that lower prices will end up being more beneficial to publishers, authors and retailers. In an update on its Forum, the Amazon Book store team said: “Many e-books are being released at $14.99 and even $19.99. That …

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eReader users read more books than hardback lovers

A recent study from Pew Internet has discovered interesting statistics on American’s habits where book reading is concerned. The study reveals that the average e-reader user has read 24 books in the last year, compared to just 15 books read by those preferring traditional paper books. In a country where 99% of …

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Apple and book publishers in hot water over e-book pricing

The U.S. Justice Department has recently warned Apple and five large book publishers that it has plans to file a lawsuit unless they change business practices for alleged price fixing of e-books. This comes about after the European Commission launched a antitrust investigation on the same issue late last year. …

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