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Indie Publishers Back Agency Model, Criticize DoJ Deal
Jun 26 2012
Nine independent publishers have combined to file joint comments objecting to the pending settlements of the Department of Justice's lawsuit with Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster related to e-book pricing. The publishers noted that while they continue to sell e-books under the wholesale model, they have "benefitted significantly"--along with authors, booksellers and consumers,-- from the ability of the Big Six publishers to adopt the agency pricing model with Amazon, since those arrangements, "contributed dramatically to increased competition and diversification in the distribution of e-books."
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