Information Today, Inc. Corporate Site KMWorld CRM Media Streaming Media Faulkner Speech Technology Unisphere/DBTA
Other ITI Websites
American Library Directory Boardwalk Empire Database Trends and Applications DestinationCRM Faulkner Information Services Fulltext Sources Online InfoToday Europe KMWorld Literary Market Place Plexus Publishing Smart Customer Service Speech Technology Streaming Media Streaming Media Europe Streaming Media Producer Unisphere Research

News & Events > NewsBreaks

Back Index Forward
Twitter RSS Feed
Weekly News Digest

January 19, 2021 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

CLICK HERE to view more Weekly News Digest items.

'Amazon Sued Over Its Dominance of the eBook Market (Finally)' by Nate Hoffelder

Nate Hoffelder writes the following for The Digital Reader:

News broke this week that Amazon is being sued for colluding with five major publishers to inflate prices. The case was filed by the same law firm that lead the lawsuit against the Price Fix Six back in 2011.

The law firm of Hagens Berman is accusing the world’s largest retailer of colluding to artificially inflate the retail price of e-books through anticompetitive agreements with the nation’s five largest book publishers. …

I agree that consumers were harmed by these contracts, yes, but this lawsuit makes a big deal about a conspiracy without presenting any evidence that Amazon conspired.

Sure, that information could come out later, but it probably does not exist. Amazon is well-known for keeping its negotiations so secret that parties are not even allowed to talk about the process, much less the terms agreed to or the information exchanged. …

In any case, we are in for a very entertaining 6 to 8 months.

For more information, read the blog post.

Send correspondence concerning the Weekly News Digest to NewsBreaks Editor Brandi Scardilli

Related Articles

10/22/2020The New York Times: 'U.S. Accuses Google of Illegally Protecting Monopoly'
11/10/2020'At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the Consolidation Carousel Continues' by Jim Milliot
12/1/2020Reactions to Penguin Random House's Planned Acquisition of Simon & Schuster
12/1/2020Bookshop's Imperative to 'Dethrone' Amazon
12/15/2020'Amazon Publishing in Talks to Offer E-Books to Public Libraries' by Andrew Albanese
2/9/2021The Digital Reader Offers Update on the Amazon Ebook Lawsuit
2/23/2021Associated Press: 'NY Sues Amazon, Saying It Didn't Protect Workers From Virus'
5/4/2021Taking Amazon Publishing to Task on Its Policy of No Sales to Libraries
9/14/2021Amazon Invests in Employee Education
10/19/2021Amazon Is in Hot Water With Congress Again

Comments Add A Comment

              Back to top