Yeah, I'm still forming an opinion. Apple wanted to keep the prices high and conspired to do so it seems.

I saw an interesting comment on some site;

What I find humorous is that "publishers" even think they matter in the e-book market. When "publishing" consists of making media available to download, Amazon itself is the publisher. And the marketer. And the retail store.

Just another sign of antiquated middle-men trying to maintain some relevance.

And in this case I have little sympathy for them. They took such a large percentage of the profit, leaving so little for the artists, that I'm fine seeing them begging on the street now for a handout. Serves them right for creating an industry based around extorting peoples' talent.

Then they were compared to the record companies that sucked the money out of the artists and how that market has changed too.