Antitrust Antitrust

Amazon, ‘Big Five’ publishers accused of fixing e-book prices in US

By Michael Acton and Max Fillion
  • 14 Jan 2021 18:00
  • 14 Jan 2021 19:41
Amazon and the “Big Five” US publishing firms continue to hike the prices of trade e-books in spite of efforts by US and EU antitrust enforcers to crack down on restrictive contracts in the online publishing market, according to a proposed class action filed today in US court in New York.

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Michael Acton

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Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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