Source: The Verge
quote: Apple, Inc. (AAPL) stands accused of costing customers "millions of dollars" by entering into secret deals with eBook publishers, rewarding them for blacklisting Apple's competitor Amazon.com, Inc.
quote: but at least one publisher was told by Jobs to blacklist Amazon if they didn't play the game.
quote: “I can live with this, as long as they move Amazon to the agent model too for new releases for the first year. If they don’t, I’m not sure we can be competitive.”
quote: What is left out is it also dropped many books from the defacto $10 to $7 and $8 so, in aggregate, the average total cost of books people bought actually dropped. But why tell the truth in reporting?
quote: This one is a slam dunk for Apple.