"Agency Model" entries
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.
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.