Macmillan persuaded Amazon to let it price its e-books for the Kindle above $9.99 last week. But even so, Macmillan books have not yet re-appeared on the Amazon site.
According to reports, Hachette sent a missive to all its book outlets saying that it preferred to price books using the Amazon model.
Publishers are worried that they’ll end up with best sellers going for a song as e-books.
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