NEW YORK, Nov 21- A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. It calls for Apple to pay $400 million to as many as 23 million consumers if the company is unsuccessful in appealing a ruling that found it liable for antitrust...» Read More
NEW YORK, Aug 10- Amazon.com has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online giant began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year.
Amazon is asking readers to help in its running dispute with Hachette Book Group by emailing Hachette's CEO. In a message from the Amazon Books Team on a website on Friday evening, Amazon.com Inc reiterated its arguments for cheaper ebooks, and suggested people email Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch.
Aug 8- U.S. publisher Hachette Book Group, owned by France's Lagardere SCA, has dropped its plan to buy unlisted Perseus Books Group, a spokeswoman for Hachette confirmed on Friday. Amazon claims that pricing an ebook at $14.99 or $19.99 is too expensive and unjustifiable in most cases and has argued that ebooks priced at $9.99 sold more.
Aug 8- U.S. publisher Hachette Book Group, owned by France's Lagardere SCA, has dropped its plan to buy unlisted Perseus Books Group, citing complications in closing the deal, the Wall Street Journal reported. Hachette said in June it would keep Perseus's books business and sell its client services business to unlisted book distributor Ingram Content Group.
Aug 7- News Corp, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as growth in its book publishing business helped to make up for a decline in revenue in its bigger news and information division.
NEW YORK, Aug 1- Apple Inc on Friday won preliminary court approval for its $450 million settlement of claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices.
July 29- Amazon.com Inc, locked in a war with publisher Hachette Book Group over ebook prices, said its push for lower prices was good for authors, publishers and booksellers. Upset over its ebook prices, Amazon has delayed deliveries and cut discounts on some books published by Hachette, the fourth-largest U.S. book publisher, owned by France's Lagardere.
NEW YORK, July 24- A U.S. judge on Thursday expressed concern over a proposed $450 million settlement of claims Apple Inc conspired with five publishers to fix e-book prices, saying its provisions could drastically reduce money paid to consumers depending on appeals.
EBay announced that the finest known copy of Superman's original appearance will be offered on the site in August.
NEW YORK, July 18- Amazon.com Inc launched a $9.99- per-month subscription service on Friday that lets customers read as much as they choose from its library of more than 600,000 digital books. Subscribers to the Kindle Unlimited service can read e-books, including "The Hunger Games" and "Life of Pi," on Amazon's Kindle e-reader or any device with a Kindle app.
A first edition of Karl Marx's "Das Kapital" was sold in a digital sale on Amazon-owned AbeBooks earlier this month.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 16- Amazon.com Inc is considering a new e-book subscription service called " Kindle Unlimited," that aims to replicate popular video-streaming models for the digital books market, according to several online reports and a test page that briefly appeared on the Internet retailer's website.
July 16- Apple Inc has agreed to pay $450 million to resolve U.S. state and consumer claims the iPad manufacturer conspired with five major publishers to fix e-book prices, according to court records filed Wednesday.
Amazon is working on a subscription that would offer unlimited access to e-books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month, according to a report in Gigaom.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Amazon.com Inc is in talks with Simon& Schuster Inc, the chief executive of the book publisher's parent company said on Tuesday, representing a second front in Amazon's feud with the publishing industry over digital book pricing.
Costco pulled Dinesh D'Souza's book 'America' from shelves on July 1, despite its popularity, but now is reshelving it.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 8- Amazon.com Inc proposed that Hachette Book Group authors keep 100 percent of revenue from e-book sales while the two sides work through a thorny contract dispute that has kept some of the publisher's books off Amazon's website for months. In its own statement, Amazon countered with "We call baloney."
SAN FRANCISCO, July 8- Amazon.com Inc has proposed that Hachette authors keep 100 percent of revenue from digital book sales while both sides work to resolve a contractual dispute that has kept some Hachette books off its website for months, the Wall Street Journal cited people familiar with the matter as saying.
Since March, J. K. Rowling has been writing original stories about the imaginary 2014 Quidditch World Cup Finals for Pottermore.com.
CNBC's David Faber speaks to Michael Huseby, Barnes & Noble CEO, about the company's decision to split its retail and Nook Media businesses into two separate public companies looking to boost shareholder value.