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Archive for Saturday, February 6, 2010

Macmillan books come back to Amazon

February 6, 2010

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— After a weeklong absence, new copies of Andrew Young’s “The Politician,” Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall” and other books published by Macmillan are available for purchase on Amazon.com.

Since last Friday, Amazon had limited the availability of Macmillan releases in a dispute over e-books, with Macmillan calling for a new pricing system that would end the $9.99 rate Amazon had been setting for best-sellers on its Kindle e-reader. Macmillan and other publishers believe $9.99 is too low and threatens the value of books overall.

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