Thursday, December 06, 2012
Hachette Book Group Implements New E-book Terms
Hachette Book Group has developed new e-book pricing terms that are now being adopted by e-book vendors. Terms are confidential, but in keeping with the settlement with the Department of Justice, vendors are free to discount individual titles.
Earlier this year, HarperCollins changed its e-book pricing policy, leaving Simon & Schuster as the only one of the three publishers who reached a settlement with the DoJ not to have yet changed its terms.
A spot check of some HBG e-books on Amazon found the Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers and Evelyn Waugh’s new e-books priced at $9.99, while Merry Christmas, Alex Cross was $11.04 and The Casual Vacancy, originally announced and on sale by HBG at $19.99, was selling at $12.74.