That's the claim in a new report, which says News Corp. would like to have more leverage in negotiations with booksellers.
Report offers some of the best evidence yet that the much-anticipated Apple tablet should be an e-book reader, along with who knows what else.
Book publisher launches new site so Apple iPhone users can browse books.
In the fall, the social network plans to build and launch a new "create and share" writing tool in partnership with the book publisher.
The company is the latest to enter the digital book subscription arena with an $8.99 monthly fee and HarperCollins as its first major content partner.
Amazon back to discounting e-books from HarperCollins following publisher's accord with DOJ settling collusion allegations.
Americans were once enthusiastic pirates. The company that eventually became HarperCollins made a fortune pirating the work of Charles Dickens and other British authors.
E-book publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster have settled allegations of e-book price fixing. Three other companies, including Apple, will square off against the Justice Department in court.
HarperCollins files a lawsuit against Gawker Media for publishing excerpts from Sarah Palin's new book "America By Heart."
The state has contacted Hachette and HarperCollins about electronic book pricing. Apple's recent entry into the market could be the target.