Briefly Noted | In Brief: Apple, DoJ Near E-Book Pricing Settlement – Mobiledia

This has been building for a while. The reverberations will impact on pretty much everyone. Reader, writers AND publishers:

What’s Next: When the Department of Justice, Apple and associated publishers come to an eventual arrangement, its widely expected to lower e-book prices for consumers across the market. But that turn of events could be a blow to publishers who, in the last two years, got to set their own prices.

As e-books become a vital source of revenue, not far away from surpassing print profits, the win for consumers could change business strategies for major retailers.

via In Brief: Apple, DoJ Near E-Book Pricing Settlement – Mobiledia.