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APRIL 11, 2012

Apple Antitrust Suit Would Aid Amazon: Scott Turow
Justice Dept. Sues Apple and Publishers Over E-Book Pricing

It's been an interesting day for publishing: the Justice Department announced a decision to sue publishers and Apple over alleged collusion in the pricing of e-books. Above are two interesting reads that offer some insight into the digital future of books, a market that's played a big role for illustrators and has had an even bigger impact on the world of ideas. Where do you draw the line between the needs of creators and publishers to earn a profit and the consumer's desire for cheap content? Worth thinking about.
And an update already this morning (4/11/12):
Cut in E-Book Pricing by Amazon Set to Shake Rivals
Another insight from the NYT, 4/16/12:
Book Publishing's Real Nemesis