Macmillan will end e-book discounting ban in price-fixing settlement
Martyn Williams |
Feb. 13, 2013
The company that publishes books under the Macmillan imprint has agreed to allow discounting of its electronic books as part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over price-fixing in the fast-growing e-book market.
The proposed settlement will be open to a 60-day public comment period after which a final judgment in the case is expected.
The Department of Justice trial against Apple is scheduled to begin in June 2013.