The article was poorly researched and lacks a cohesive argument.
“Unlike traditional printed books, you can’t physically hold an e-book in your hands; you must purchase a special “e-reader” or tablet to peruse them.” Wrong! The Amazon ebooks can be read on any computer or Ipad. Just download the free Kindle app. No problem.
When suppliers meet to drive up consumer prices it certainly appears to be “price fixing” or collusion. No one is forcing them to sell to Amazon. They can follow the ebook strategy by Baen Books (Science Fiction & Fantasy). Long before the Kindle, Baen started offering books in various electronic formats for the computer and handheld devices.
Linking this case to an Obama conspiracy is just silly.