Will The iPad Book Publishing Model Work In The UK?

May 14, 2010 | Updated May 25, 2011

Publishers must ensure that they are "in control" of any agreement signed with Apple on an agency basis, if they are not to fall foul of the UK's competition laws.

With the iPad due to launch in the UK on 28th May, the legality of the model in the UK is yet to be established. Industry sources have warned for several weeks that the agency model used to sell e-books through the iBookStore could face legal hurdles.

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