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Coming Soon: Money in Our Kindle Accounts from the Intellectual Giants Who Brought You eBook Price-Fixing!

Related Posts: Kindle Nation Daily’s Letter to the Department of Justice in the DOJ eBook Price-Fixing Lawsuit Against Apple and Five Publishers The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight: How Apple and 5 Big Publishers Almost Got Away with a Massive Price-Fixing Conspiracy to Try to Turn Back the Kindle Revolution, and What It Will Mean […]

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Kindle Nation Daily’s Letter to the Department of Justice in the DOJ eBook Price-Fixing Lawsuit Against Apple and Five Publishers

(Editor’s Note: As we have mentioned beforethe U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a major antitrust lawsuit against Apple and the five original “agency model” publishers charging them with a massive price-fixing conspiracy in violation of federal law. The DOJ Antitrust Division and the court wants to hear from members of the public during […]

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How Kindle Owners and Readers Can Make Their Voices Heard in the DOJ “Agency Model” Antitrust Lawsuit Against eBook Price-Fixing by Apple and the Big Publishers

Most Kindle Nation Daily readers are aware that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a major antitrust lawsuit against Apple and the five original “agency model” publishers charging them with a massive price-fixing conspiracy in violation of federal law. But you may not be aware that the DOJ Antitrust Division wants to hear […]

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<b>The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight: How Apple and 5 Big Publishers Almost Got Away with a Massive Price-Fixing Conspiracy to Try to Turn Back the Kindle Revolution, and What It Will Mean for Readers, Authors, and Publishers Going Forward</b>

The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight: How Apple and 5 Big Publishers Almost Got Away with a Massive Price-Fixing Conspiracy to Try to Turn Back the Kindle Revolution, and What It Will Mean for Readers, Authors, and Publishers Going Forward

(The following will appear in slightly different form, perhaps with the addition of a glossary, as the Introduction to a new book by Steve Windwalker.) With most of the books that I have published about the Kindle, I am well aware that readers want to charge up their Kindle, turn it on, download some books, […]

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Huge Win for Citizens of Kindle Nation, and Amazon:  U.S. Justice Department Sues Apple and Five Big Publishers Over eBook Price Fixing; Three of Five Rush to Settle; Millions to be Paid Out to Customers

What went up must come down. You may feel free to consider this an obituary for the so-called “agency model” price-fixing scheme that has cost the citizens of Kindle Nation millions of dollars over the past two years. As we have been predicting since the launch of the agency model in the Spring of 2010, […]

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The Beginning of the End for eBook Price-Fixing? Justice Department Nears Antitrust Suit Against Apple and Five of Big Six Publishers over “Agency Model” Collusion

By Steve Windwalker For over two years now, the citizens of Kindle Nation have had to put up with a joke that isn’t funny: the so-called “agency model” ebook pricing structure through which Apple and five of the Big Six book publishers have colluded to mandate artificially high prices for ebook titles under their control. […]

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See You in Court? The Kindle Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple and the Big Publishers Over Agency-Model Price-Fixing: What It’s All About, How You Could Benefit, and How You Can Join the Affected Plaintiff Class

By Steve Windwalker At long last, citizens of Kindle Nation, justice may be at hand! Attorneys filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit this week that could bring an end to the onerous, collusive, anti-competitive, anti-consumer and illegal  “agency model” price-fixing scheme concocted by Apple and five of the Big Six publishers early in 2010. The agency […]

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Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: How Agency Model Publishers Are Killing Their Own Kindle Sales

Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: How Agency Model Publishers Are Killing Their Own Kindle Sales

  (One of several Kindle Nation posts exploring the results of the Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey. Click here to see a breakdown of results.)      By Tom Dulaney, Contributing Reporter Every salesman from Seth Godin to the guy at your local used car lot or Lexus dealership knows that one of the […]

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Publishing Perestroika: Indie Authors Blow Away Traditional Gatekeepers and Storm the Castle of Newspaper Bestseller Lists

Publishing Perestroika: Indie Authors Blow Away Traditional Gatekeepers and Storm the Castle of Newspaper Bestseller Lists

By Steve Windwalker Editor of Kindle Nation Daily Call it the “Paper Curtain,” if you like. But like the Berlin Wall, it’s coming down. As a result of the Publishing Perestroika that has been unleashed by readers and writers connecting primarily around Kindle content in the short span of just 39 months, the walls that […]

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Are Agency Model Publishers Hanging Together or Playing for Their Own Edges? Latest Kindle Nation Price Survey Shows Decline in Titles Priced Over $9.99!

Are Agency Model Publishers Hanging Together or Playing for Their Own Edges? Latest Kindle Nation Price Survey Shows Decline in Titles Priced Over $9.99!

By Stephen Windwalker, Editor of Kindle Nation Daily It’s been exactly a month since we last took a systematic look at the population of ebook price points in the Kindle Store, so it seems a good time for a fresh look after five weeks of experience with the agency model. under the agency model, we […]

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Around the Kindlesphere, April 30, 2010: Top Teleread Picks, $9.99 New Release Hardcovers, Kindle's 2.5 Upgrade, The Kindle Chronicles Scores B List Talent, and Cisco's Valet Hotspot

Around the Kindlesphere, April 30, 2010: Top Teleread Picks, $9.99 New Release Hardcovers, Kindle’s 2.5 Upgrade, The Kindle Chronicles Scores B List Talent, and Cisco’s Valet Hotspot

A big thank you and shout out to estimable Teleread editor Paul K. Biba for including two of my posts among his nine choices in his weekly round-up, “The Editor’s pick of the week’s top posts.” All’s fair in love and the ebook wars: one of mine (Summing Up the Last Week for Amazon: Phases […]

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Special Update to Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, April 30: Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure, a Sampler from Simon & Schuster

Special Update to Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, April 30: Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure, a Sampler from Simon & Schuster

http://www.amazon.com/Swashbuckling-Fantasy-Thrilling-Adventure-ebook/dp/B003JTHWAK/?tag=ebest Nothing’s been ordinary in the world of ebooks lately, but ordinarily, lately, when you see the line “This price was set by the publisher” on a Kindle ebook’s product page it is Amazon’s way of letting us know  that there’s bad news adjacent to it in the form of one of those special “agency […]

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Around the Kindlesphere, April 29, 2010: Non-Freebie Bestsellers, Faith-Based Freebies, Prices at the Time of Paperback Release, Brisk Online Sales, Kindle Rising in the Land of the Rising Sun?

Around the Kindlesphere, April 29, 2010: Non-Freebie Bestsellers, Faith-Based Freebies, Prices at the Time of Paperback Release, Brisk Online Sales, Kindle Rising in the Land of the Rising Sun?

By Stephen Windwalker, Editor of Kindle Nation Daily © Kindle Nation Daily 2010  Not for nothing, but from Publisher’s Marketplace via The Independent, here are the top ten bestselling non-freebie books in the Kindle Store for the week ended April 27, 2010: 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson (2=position last week)2. […]

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"Blockade Billy," Stephen King's Macabre New Novella with a Baseball Backdrop, Available Now in the Kindle Store with Buzz-worthy Publication Details

"Blockade Billy," Stephen King’s Macabre New Novella with a Baseball Backdrop, Available Now in the Kindle Store with Buzz-worthy Publication Details

By Stephen WindwalkerOriginally posted April 20, 2010 Ur, Er, Play Ball! Stephen King has served up a nice fat pitch for Kindle owners to hit out of the park with what appears for now to be the Kindle-only publication of a macabre new novella with a baseball backdrop, and the details of the release — […]

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