Two Distributors Strike E-Book Deals With Amazon, Terms of Engagement Shifting

Publisher’s Marketplace has the scoop (Two Distributors Do Sign with kindle–and Pay eBook Coop):

While IPG remains in what could be a long-standing contractual disagreement with Amazon over wholesale terms for their clients–and their approximately 4,500 ebooks remain unavailable for sale on Kindle–two other independent distributors of scale did both come to terms with Amazon in the past week or so. Both the Perseus Books Group and National Book Network (NBN) reported to their respective clients on the new terms arrived for ebooks.


Those new contracts were some time in the making; one of the two told clients they “entered into negotiations with Amazon in October of last year and have only just concluded our agreement.” The other underscored that the new terms were retroactive back to January 1, 2012.

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