Jun 27, 2012 @ 12:07:00 am
A federal judge has set June 3, 2013 as the trial date in the e-book price-fixing case. That day, the Department of Justice will face off against Apple and publishers Penguin and Macmillan (which owns FSG, Henry Holt, and Picador) over whether they colluded to rig the prices of e-books. (Simon and Schuster, Hachette, and HarperCollins, the other three publishers who were initially accused, agreed to an out-of-court settlement). In an odd twist, the trial date is only a day before the beginning of next year's Book Expo.
Novelist, essayist, and journalist Nora Ephron died last night at the age of seventy-one due to complications brought on by leukemia. Ephron wrote the screenplays for When Harry Met Sally, You've Got Mail, and Sleepless in Seattle, as well as a number of bestselling novels.
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