Apple Inc has been slapped with a lawsuit alleging that following the launch of the iPad last year, they colluded with News Corp’s HarperCollins Publishers unit and four other publishers to fix prices of ebooks.
The other publishers named as defendants in the suit are Hachette Livre SA’s Hachette Book Group unit, U.K.-based MacMillan Publishers Ltd., Pearson PLC, Penguin Group and CBS Corp.’s Simon & Schuster. Read more
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, a consumer-rights class-action law firm based in Seattle, Washington, is investigating claims that several large e-book publishers are under-reporting the number of e-books sold, paying authors less than their share of royalties. Read More