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Settlement payments now going out in Apple price-fixing case

As of Tuesday, June 21, customers that purchased e-books from Apple and select retailers between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012 will begin receiving payouts as part of a $450 million antitrust settlement levied against Apple and five of…

Customers could receive up to $3 per price-fixed e-book

Earlier this year a judge found Apple guilty of conspiring to raise the retail prices of e-books alongside the launch of the iPad in 2010. Three of the five publishers involved in the case – Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon &…

Apple, book publishers probed over e-book price fixing

The U.S. Justice Department has warned Apple and five of the country's largest book publishers that it plans to file a lawsuit for their alleged price-fixing of electronic books unless the companies agree to change their business practices, the Wall…

E-book sales tripled in 2010

The trade association of the US book publishing industry tracks monthly and year-to-date publishers' net sales revenue in all categories of commercial, education, professional, and scholarly books and journals. E-book sales have tripled over the past year, according to the…