Originally Posted by hill60
You don't wait, you can install the Kindle or Nook Apps and download and read the books.
So how many other bookstores can you install on a kindle?
I don't install the Kindle or Nook apps and download and read the books. I download the Kindle or Nook app. I go to a web browser, be it in Safari on my iPhone or some other browser on a computer. I buy the book. I ask Amazon to deliver it to my Kindle app on my device and then I go to the app, open it and watch it download. That is several steps longer than Apple allows or requires for iBooks whereby I hit a single button and go to the iBookstore.
As for how many other bookstores I can install on my Kindle Touch, the answer is probably zero. I can buy from other sources and install them onto my Kindle though and I can email books to my kindle from other stores and have them wirelessly delivered. People are certainly side-loading other book stores onto the Fire though so I suspect it is more about interest and progress than ill intent. I don't think I've ever read or heard about Kobo or BN submitting their apps for Kindle Touch and having them declined. They appear to prefer to sell their own $79-99 devices instead.
Originally Posted by anonymouse
It seems that way to you because you are taking the short and narrow view. The end game for Amazon, if the DoJ were successful, would be:
a. no bookseller competition and the ability to raise prices as much as they want,
b. dictated exclusive deals with publishers (they've already started this practice) that keep bookselling competition out of the market, and eventually
c. complete control of the publishing industry, directly (through publishing themselves, which they are doing more and more of) and indirectly, and effectively the sole power to decide what will actually be published and how much they will make us pay for it.
All of those things are bad for "the little guy", and the inevitable result of installing Amazon with a government sanctioned monopoly, which would be the result of the DoJ's actions.
It has nothing to do with my view. It has to do with the fact that no agency that enforces our laws and protects our rights has seen fit to find problems with what they have done and take action. When you allege someone or some entity is breaking the law or is engaging in predatory actions and none of the affected entities or agencies responsible have taken any action, then the claim is CRAP.
Apple feels like Android is stealing their intellectual property without permission or compensation, they sue. They petition the court. They file patents. They take action.
Apple has in no form or fashion taken any action against Amazon nor have they requested any court, agency or anyone else to take action against Amazon. The publishers have not done so either and all of these are BIG GUYS with deep pockets and plenty of lawyers.
So the claim simply has no merit. The publishers and Apple made their rationales VERY transparent. Apple wanted to protect their 30%. The publishers wanted to keep up the price of hard cover books. They all colluded together to make it happen and Amazon took the hit. The DOJ complaint also makes it clear that Apple pondered a collusion with Amazon whereby they would ask Amazon if they wanted to each keep their market niches and not compete against each other, Apple with music and media, Amazon with books. Apple clearly has a mindset of keeping their 30% and colluding with whoever will agree to whatever crazy conditions it takes to make it happen. It's wrong. It's a change from Apple's past. They need to fix it.