Buzz Bissinger's e-book pulled in price war

New York Times

Buzz Bissinger's e-book sequel to "Friday Night Lights" was suddenly pulled from Amazon, David Carr reports, in an example of how e-book sellers are becoming Wal-Mart-like in their market dominance and pricing power. Apple offered a promotional deal for Bissinger's book, and Amazon responded aggressively by cutting the book's price to zero, which led the publisher to temporarily pull it from the Amazon market rather than give it away. || Related: Microsoft makes $300M investment in Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader (Wired) | E-book publisher drops DRM (PC World) | Erotica genre climbs the e-book bestseller lists (News 10).

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