If the settlement is approved, Macmillan and Apple will be the lone defendants in the government’s suit.
European Union regulators ended an antitrust probe into e-book prices after Apple and other publishers offered to abandon the possibility of pricing agreements that would have hindered Amazon selling e-books more cheaply than their rivals.
The deal – which would end an antitrust investigation targeted at Apple's e-book pricing in Europe and allow Amazon to sell e-books more cheaply – is good news for Amazon but bad news for publishers.
Reports say the pop superstar is close to signing a book deal with an imprint of HarperCollins.
Infinitum Nihi – Johnny Depp's new publishing imprint with partner HarperCollins – will publish titles including a Bob Dylan biography and a novel by Woody Guthrie.
Amazon has announced it will give Kindle owners refunds on past e-book purchases if a settlement with publishers accused of fixing prices is approved.
Just four days after a federal judge approved a settlement in the e-books price fixing case, HarperCollins has already started discounts.
Will the court's decision trigger an e-book price war?