HarperCollins negotiating with Apple for ebook sales

harper.jpegAccording to the Wall Street Journal, HarperCollins wants to make ebooks available for the supposed new Apple tablet. The article says that HarperCollins will set the ebook prices, that the ebooks will have added features and that Apple will take a percentage of sales. It is unknown whether sales will be made through the iTunes store or through a separate ebook store.

HarperCollins os one of the publishers that are holding back ebook releases so it will be interesting to see how they play this out.

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1 Comment on HarperCollins negotiating with Apple for ebook sales

  1. If HarperCollins can set the price and receives 70% of the revenues, this will change the publishing game completely — possibly in favor of the publishers but possibly in favor of piracy if the consumer doesn’t agree with the price.

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