You didn't think the price hike would stop at Macmillan
, did you? In today's News Corp. earnings call, chairman Rupert Murdoch gave indication that his HarperCollins
would also soon be changing its e-book prices with Amazon. As relayed by All Things D
, the mogul has been unhappy with the $9.99 tier, that Apple's iBookstore
"does allow some flexibility and higher prices," and here's the kicker: "And now Amazon is willing to sit down with us again and renegotiate." Nothing's changed yet, but we gotta imagine it's only a matter of time -- not just with HarperCollins, but probably all "big six" publishers before too long.