Welcome to another edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today we have Good e-Reader editor-in-chief Michael Kozlowski talking to Jeremy Greenfield of Digital Book World. They discuss the proposed Justice Department terms that would see Apple losing 30% royalties on eBooks and everything else. Initially, when the publishers settled with the courts, as part of the disbanded agency pricing model, they were told it would be two years before they could revisit this sales model. The DOJ is proposing that it be extended to five years, which is ruffling feathers.
In other news, Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, has purchased The Washington Post. Obviously, the newspaper industry is sagging right now and a fresh new direction could be in store very soon. The Washington Post is considered one of the most valued newspapers in America. Finally, Sony has launched pre-orders for eBooks and a bunch of new discovery engines, but is it just a gimmick?
The Good e-Reader Radio Show is a weekly broadcast that focuses on the trends and major news items of the digital publishing, eBook and e-Reader industry.