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Amazon Wants Cheaper E-books. But Should It Get To Enforce Prices?

Posted at 5:42AM Monday 04 Aug 2014

Amazon also said that in addition to looking for cheaper books, it was asking for just 30 percent of the price of an e-book — far less than many in the publishing industry had feared the company was seeking in its dispute with Hachette.

At first blush, the retailer's numbers, and its transparency, are encouraging.

But when you compare the market for e-books with other thriving digital markets, a larger question emerges: Why should the price of books be contractually enforced at all?

New York Times




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