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Looks like its confirmed. The New York Times confirms that Amazon has removed Macmillan’s books from their store.

From: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/amazon-pulls-macmillan-books-over-e-book-price-disagreement/

Macmillan, like other publishers, has asked Amazon to raise the price of electronic books from $9.99 to around $15. Amazon is expressing its strong disagreement by temporarily removing Macmillan books

That seems like a really shitty business tactic and decision for Amazon and it will hurt THEM and sales of the Kindle I think more than it will Macmillan. Aside from the fact that Amazon is probably right on the price point for an ebook ($9.99 since you can’t sell or give it away, and has no physical printing costs, is a fair price) but it just proves that if this continues people will have to own multiple ereader devices if they want to have the books they want in an electronic format.

Thank god this has not happened with Audiobooks. The Audio Books I get from Audible.com play on whatever device I have (either my old creative mp3 player or my current iPod).

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