It’s a clever reference to this recently unveiled scandal–get it?!
Anyway…. I find it hard to be very shocked by this whole thing, considering that every time a new product is introduced, the first move industries make is to figure out how they can maximize their profit margins. And, well, the publishing industries are scared, it’s not surprising they’d run straight for the arms of Apple. (I can’t imagine Amazon cooperating like this, honestly. Amazon sold DRM free music, although what they’re doing by protecting *.mobi confuses me.)
Does anyone have the right to control e-book prices? What’s appropriate to pay for these? And how much should authors be earning on e-book sales (considering that self-publishing on Amazon gets you about 70% of the listed price)?