Amazon may be moving closer to resolving its price dispute with book publishers Macmillan after re-instating paper versions of titles to its virtual shelves.
The two companies are at war over how much Amazon is charging for E-Book releases for its Kindle Store, with Macmillan seeking to charge $12.99 – $14.99 for top titles, rather than the current $9.99 asking price.
Amazon had, last week, withdrawn all paper and electronic versions of Macmillan titles in protest, however a wealth of top paper titles were made available again on Saturday. In a polite nudge to Macmillan, Amazon is asking customers to "tell the publisher I’d like to read this book on the Kindle!"
Amazon had indicated that it would be forced to abide by Macmillan’s demands, especially with Apple happy to charge the publisher’s chosen rate for books on its upcoming iBook Store.