Great news for our writers who share with us on Free-eBooks.net.
If you’ve ever looked at the details page for eBooks on our website, you might have noticed that there are ad slots located in strategic and unobtrusive spots on the page. Well, now we’ve dedicated those ad slots to the authors whose books are displayed on those pages.
The ads are purely contextual and are chosen and displayed based on the content of the page you are on. All it takes is a click, nothing else, and Google donates a small commission to the author.
On Tuesday, we were greeted with the news that the Harry Potter eBooks are finally available for purchase on Pottermore.com exclusively. Soon after I digested that news, I received an email from Barnes & Noble announcing that they too had the Harry Potter eBooks for sale for their Nook platform. I was preoccupied with other duties yesterday and wasn’t able to chase all this down in too much detail.
Today’s news greeted me with the fact Amazon.com was now also selling the eBook versions of the Harry Potter books – with a twist. They explicitly tell you that
There has been a lot of buzz lately with the US Department of Justice probing the agreement between Apple and five top US book publishers as to whether there are anti-trust issues at play.
The history of this situation, is that Apple signed an agreement with Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Harper Collins, Penguin, and Hachette Books for an “agency style” model which would enable them to set their eBook prices and not leave that to Apple. So long as Apple could get their 30% of the proceeds. Amazon buys books from publishers on a the wholesale model, which