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Loss leaders, the agency model and other factors shaping ebook prices.
Joe Wikert looks at the agency model, efficiencies, fixed pricing and other major trends that will drive ebook pricing in the months ahead.
The agency model may be illegal, copyright and the Supreme Court, and Flipboard sticks to content.
In the latest Publishing News: The European Commission questions the legitimacy of the agency model, Avon Impulse is testing an all-digital model, Golan v. Holder will have big repercussions regardless of the final decision, and Flipboard puts content above sources.
European investigators have asked publishers for ebook sales records.
The ebook agency model many publishers adopted, in part to be on Apple's iBookstore shelves, may actually qualify as a cartel, according to the European Commission.
UK, German and French book publishers have all provided content for the ipad and while there remain some grumbles about legality, the agency model for bookselling now seems to have passed it's first challenge, actually existing.