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Apple and publishers reportedly willing to abandon iBooks

Apple and publishers reportedly willing to abandon iBooks "agency model" to appease Justice Department

Under the traditional book-selling model, retailers like B&N, Amazon, and others could get 50% or more of the revenue from the sale of a book. Under Apple's "agency model", they get 30%. The traditional model is retailer-centric. Apple's model is publisher-centric. This upsets the US Justice Department. Under the old model, the retailer set the price and so could sell the book at...

Rene Ritchie 14
iBooks Author updated, includes newer, better EULA that clarifies content distribution

iBooks Author updated, includes newer, better EULA that clarifies content distribution

Shortly after Apple released iBooks Author for Mac, word started to circulate that content made within the app could only be sold in Apple’s iBookstore. Under their license agreement, confusion arose about whether authors could freely distribute their work elsewhere and if they'd be allowed to sell anything created in iBooks Author outside of the iBookstore. Apple has now updated...

Andrew Wray 1