Molly Boast

Nothing cast a pall over the publishing world like news of the Department of Justice's ebook price fixing case against Apple and five of the big six publishers. While Apple, Penguin and Macmillan aren't slated to go to court until 2013, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins have already settled, and the effects are already being felt.

What will this all mean? How and why did the case come about? And what can publishers do once the verdict is reached?

I have been reading a lot of news reports over the last months about the Department of Justice lawsuit against Apple and five of the big six publishers, and I’m sure you have too (many of them in this newsletter). We all know this is an important legal case for those of us who work in this industry, maybe even work for one of the companies involved in the suit.
What does it all mean? Many of us are wondering: How will it impact me, my company and/or my job? What do I need to know about this lawsuit and, judging from the complexities of the reports I read, how can I hope to even figure out and understand what the takeaway of all this is for me?

The Department of Justice's suit against Apple and five of the vaunted Big Six trade book publishers over an alleged conspiracy to arrive at the "agency model" sent shockwaves through the publishing world.

What does the case mean? What is the way forward for publishers?

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