Apple and Two Publishers Not Willing To Settle Dispute Over Price-Fixing

Posted Apr 5, 2012

Apple and two book publishers are not inclined to settle in a dispute regarding price-fixing in the e-book market according to sources with The Wall Street Journal. Apple and four book publisher companies are suspected of pushing up e-book prices and now they are under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department and the European Commission. Apple, Pearson, and Macmillan are not willing to settle. However, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Publishers, and the Hachette Book Group are ready to.