Latest Chapter in the E-Books Battle

BY News Desk  April 12, 2012 at 6:09 PM EDT

Why are Amazon, Apple and several major publishers locked in a bitter fight over the pricing of electronic books? In the wake of a major price-fixing suit from the Department of Justice, Andrew Albanese of Publishers Weekly spoke with Jeffrey Brown about the rise of the ebook as a publishing phenomenon and the financial stakes for the industry.

On Thursday’s NewsHour broadcast, Jeffrey Brown gets more on this subject from Becky Anderson, president of the American Booksellers Association and a co-owner of three independent bookstores in the Chicago area, plus Steve Berman, a Seattle-based lawyer who’s leading a separate class-action suit Against apple and the same group of publishers for their e-book pricing model.