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Govt to legislate fixed prices for e-books

Thursday 23 April 2015 | 13:51 CET | News
The German government wants to legislate fixed prices for e-books, wiwo.de reports. The Federal Ministry of Economics has released a draft to include electronic publications into the law governing the resale prices of books. This is not expected to increase price levels. Sigmar Gabriel, Minister for Economic Affairs, described the draft as a "signal to the entire book industry" to contribute to the preservation of the diversity of book and bookshops. With this draft, the government is responding to the increase in online book sales and of e-books. The announcement has been greeted by caution

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