Day 3 of the Apple ebook trial: Simon & Schuster, Amazon execs take the stand

In court on Wednesday, Amazon executive Russ Grandinetti argued that publishers’ switch to the agency model was intended to “slow down the success of the Kindle,” while Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy said Apple did not force publishers to enact agency contracts with Amazon and other retailers.

Simon & Schuster launches self-publishing arm with Author Solutions

Simon & Schuster hopes to get a piece of the rapidly growing self-publishing market in its new partnership with Author Solutions. The companies are launching a self-publishing service, Archway, that will give authors options like a “concierge” and access to a speakers’ bureau.