Tag: books pricing

HarperCollins settles over Jobs’ cartel | FudZilla

HarperCollins settles over Jobs’ cartel | FudZilla

A rather nasty chapter in Steve Jobs’ biography has finally drawn to a close after publisher HarperCollins has agreed to donate $120,000 in books as part of a settlement with a Canadian law enforcement agency. For those who came in very late,  Apple’s messiah Steve Jobs arranged a pricing cartel which jacked up the prices […]

Law firm that extracted $450M settlement in Apple e-books case is going after company for throttling iPhones | Apple Insider

Law firm that extracted $450M settlement in Apple e-books case is going after company for throttling iPhones | Apple Insider

Hagens Berman, the consumer rights law firm that successfully obtained a $450 million settlement from Apple over e-book price fixing, once again has the tech giant in its sights, and on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit over the iPhone throttling debacle. In a suit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of […]

Amazon bookstores offer peek into Whole Foods’ future | Fox Business

Amazon bookstores offer peek into Whole Foods’ future | Fox Business

The Seattle-based company launched its Amazon Books experiment about two years ago and has since used the locations to experiment with in-store pricing and selection. At its dozen stores in cities such as New York, Chicago and San Jose, Calif., prices aren’t marked. Instead, employees instruct shoppers to use their phones to scan a product […]

Understanding Penetration Pricing and Premium Pricing of your ebook on Amazon | Tiffany Writing

Understanding Penetration Pricing and Premium Pricing of your ebook on Amazon | Tiffany Writing

One of my daughters is a capable artist and headed to an undergraduate program in Medical Illustration soon. As an aside, she is getting smarter about posting her art to websites and beginning to think about how to charge for her work. I’ve recently had similar discussion with some other writers about how they price […]

We Need To Talk About Book Pricing by Tara Sparling | Writing.ie

We Need To Talk About Book Pricing by Tara Sparling | Writing.ie

Yesterday I was briefly let out of my cage to do a bit of investigating in three bookshops. The first was a big Irish chain. The second was a very big independent bookshop. The third was a very small independent bookshop. I went about each shop idly picking up titles to see how they were […]

Agency pricing didn’t restrain Amazon; it strengthened them | The Passive Voice

Agency pricing didn’t restrain Amazon; it strengthened them | The Passive Voice

Many, if not most, of the people in publishing houses I know have what they feel is a pretty clear picture of the changes we’re seeing in the business. There seems to be a strong consensus that the ebook share is leveling off or diminishing as opposed to print. And there is an enthusiasm about […]

The Question of Setting An eBook Pricing Strategy | Just Publishing Advice

The Question of Setting An eBook Pricing Strategy | Just Publishing Advice

Rethink your ebook pricing strategy These two graphs show clearly that it may be time for authors to do a rethink on how they price their ebooks for each market. While US ebook buyers appear to accept a wide price range as good buying value, and even increasing substantially at the $10.00 mark, UK ebook […]

harpercollins’s charlie redmayne on learnings from digital experiments & amazon wave, and more | ETtech

harpercollins’s charlie redmayne on learnings from digital experiments & amazon wave, and more | ETtech

On dynamic pricing and data analytics We now have guys with PhDs in mathematics who help us understand how retailing works. Based on algorithms, we have dynamic pricing now that helps us maximise a book’s value. At times, we may choose to give away profit to build the author for future. Data analytics has helped […]

Apple piles on Qualcomm, files $1 billion lawsuit over chipset pricing and tactics | disruptive.asia

Apple piles on Qualcomm, files $1 billion lawsuit over chipset pricing and tactics | disruptive.asia

REUTERS – Apple filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm on Friday, days after the US government accused the chip maker of resorting to anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile phones. Qualcomm is a major supplier to both Apple and Samsung Electronics for modem chips that connect phones to […]

The Impact of Pricing on Book Buying Behavior | Digital Book World

The Impact of Pricing on Book Buying Behavior | Digital Book World

Readers also have many options to pay for books, while avoiding paying full price: they can buy used books, join subscription services, or even get their books as gifts. Hildick-Smith presented a range of interesting market measurements concerning book-buying behavior. Among these statistics, the most eye-opening was that only about one third of the total […]