Multi-year agreement for sales of physical and electronic books comes amid contentious talks with another book publisher.
Scribd and Oyster's all-you-can-read e-book subscription services add 'Big 5' publisher's backlist titles.
That's the claim in a new report, which says News Corp. would like to have more leverage in negotiations with booksellers.
Simon & Schuster is the third of the five publishers accused of illegally fixing e-book prices with Apple's help to settle an antitrust suit brought by 29 states.
This story incorrectly reported that Simon and Schuster was the first to settle with the group of state's attorney generals. Hatchette and Harper Collins settled previously.
Self-publishing is becoming a popular option for authors to distribute their work. Simon & Schuster has just announced a new service called Archway to tap into the market.
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.
At a press conference in Washington, D.C., Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Sharis Pozen announce the government's lawsuit against Apple and publishers for allegedly conspiring to increase prices that consumers pay for e-books. Note: Simon & Schuster and CNET are both owned by CBS.
The new publication date for the much anticipated book from Simon & Schuster has also been set: November 21. That means the iPhone 5 will launch before the book.
At an Apple press event, CEO Steve Jobs shows off the company's new iBooks app. Users can now browse, read reviews, read a sample excerpt, or just buy books--and the book downloads to a virtual "book shelf." The software has the support of five of the largest publishers, including Simon and Schuster.