Back to Agency Ebook Pricing at Simon & Schuster

simonSimon & Schuster has reached a distribution agreement with Amazon that largely restores the publisher’s ability to set its own prices on ebooks.

While details remain forthcoming, the deal does not appear to significantly change how much Simon & Schuster authors earn from the sale of their ebooks.

Although Amazon’s ability to discount ebooks will be sharply limited, both the publisher and the e-tailer are said to be satisfied with the agreement.

The new agreement could turn up the pressure not just on Hachette, which remains locked in a standoff with Amazon, but on the remaining Big Five publishers whose contracts with the Amazon are nearly or already expired.

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Related: Simon & Schuster’s Chief Digital Officer Ellie Hirschhorn to Speak at DBW15


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