Here’s something I haven’t considered: If Borders goes into bankruptcy oblivion, what happens to the ebooks in customer accounts from the Borders’ ebookstore? The question is further complicated by the growing use of the ‘agency model’, where publishers are allowed to set ebook prices rather than retailers.
If Borders goes belly-up, publishers could find themselves in a pickle. I found this post on Mike Cane’s blog that explains the problem:
Until Apple entered the picture and proposed the Agency Model, which allowed publishers to set their prices. The Agency Model changed the entire chain of liability. Publishers are saying, in effect,Follow @bradsreader