“The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has urged local retailers with concerns about price-fixing in the electronic book publishing market to voice their concerns, as it considers its options following a US Justice Department lawsuit against Apple and five of the world’s largest book publishers,” Paul Smith reports for Financial Review.

“The book publishing world was rocked yesterday when the Department of Justice filed suit against Apple and publishers Penguin Group, Macmillan, Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, alleging they conspired to drive up the price of e-books,” Smith reports. “The ACCC said it was unable to comment on the status of any ongoing investigations. However, it was aware of the latest developments in the US concerning e-book publishing and pricing.”

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