I don't think so
Reader comment on: Ebook Antitrust
Submitted by Charlie Martin (United States), Apr 5, 2012 17:22
The effect of the Apple agency pricing model has been to allow the Big Six publishers to force uneconomic pricing on ebooks -- see, for example, the way that Penguin e-books regularly cost more on Amazon than their physical counterparts, when the ebook marginal production costs are literally about 1x10^-8 as great.
And then observe the fact that pure ebook publishers are making big money undercutting Big Six prices by a factor of 2 to 6.
I have my philosophical objections to antitrust laws, but among them is not a worry that Apple will decide to get out of a business in which they can realize very nearly infinite margins on e-book sales.
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