I’m always surprised that e-book prices aren’t lower – no production, storage, distribution costs.
Paying The Price
10th July 2013 – headline from the Guardian
Notes: “Federal judge finds Apple guilty of conspiring to raise ebook prices.” Apple has been found guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise ebook prices, in one of the biggest anti-trust lawsuits ever brought by US federal authorities. The US Department of Justice said the conspiracy was created to challenge Amazon’s dominance in the ebook market. The publishers and Apple sought to raise e-book prices above the $9.99 price tag favoured by Amazon.
- Apple found guilty of price-fixing conspiracy for electronic books (telegraph.co.uk)