Have You Purchased an E-Book from HarperCollins Publishers, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple Books, or Another Online Retailer (Excluding Amazon)?


Kohn, Swift & Graf is investigating Amazon for anticompetitive behavior in connection with e-book sales. It has recently been alleged that Amazon entered into agreements with 5 large book publishers in order to fix prices for e-books at a level higher than what they would have been in the absence of Amazon’s competitive restraints.

It is alleged that Amazon agreed with the publishers on a “Most Favored Nation” (MFN) clause, which prohibited the publishers from selling books anywhere for a lower price than what is offered on Amazon. The complaint also alleges that Amazon’s approximate 90% share of the e-book market has given it unfair leverage to make and enforce such agreements, causing damages to consumers.

If you have purchased an e-book from Hachette Book Group; HarperCollins Publishers, L.L.C.; Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC; Penguin Random House LLC; Simon & Schuster, Inc. or Simon & Schuster Digital Sales, Inc. on a platform other than Amazon and would like to explore your legal options, please contact William Hoese at whoese@kohnswift.com or at 215-238-1700. Because of the pandemic we are working remotely, so please leave a message and we will respond to your call promptly.

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