Selling e-Books

        Recent news about Apple caught Jim Hamm's attention.  He passes on what he's found out, "Here is an interesting article about the recent lawsuit against Apple and five major book publishers by the Department of Justice. I guess I'm against the idea of publishers forcing retailers to sell an e-book at a certain price. A retailer should be able to set their own price — that's the way competitive capitalism is supposed to work. However, according to this article, Amazon, at one point, sold new e-books below their cost, effectively slowly killing the real book industry. Is this good or bad? Why would Amazon want to do this, anyway — maybe to sell more Kindles, do you suppose?
        "Three publishers have already settled the lawsuit, but Apple and two publishers haven't settled yet. It will be interesting to see what ultimately happens with Apple in this lawsuit."