Amazon and Apple End Exclusive Deal on Audio Books

via BBC News

Apple and Amazon have ended a deal that tied them into an exclusive contract for the supply and sale of audio books.

The deal was signed before 2008 when Amazon bought audio book supplier Audible, which had the Apple iBooks contract.

Pressure from anti-trust regulators in Germany and the European Commission led to the deal being abandoned.

Competition in the audio book market should get a boost now the deal has ended, said regulators.

 

Read the full article on BBC news.

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Amazon and Apple End Exclusive Deal on Audio Books”

  1. This is great. I use Audible. I wanted a larger variety of books dealing with how-to or self-help writing guides. I’m very happy they will be accepting books from other vendors.

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