Originally Posted by brecklundin
It sure would be nice to know more details about the electronic rights Amazon has co-opt'd... Given Amazon's investment in the Kindle's development and buying Mobipocket, I cannot see Amazon signing a deal that would allow a publisher to license other re-sellers for at least the first few years of the agreement.
The major publishers have already confirmed that they have not signed exclusive deals with Amazon. As far as any kind of time-limited exclusivity is concerned, I seriously doubt it. Publishers just don't work that way. Right now, Amazon needs content more than the publishers need an e-book outlet. The publishers have the upper hand and they don't sell any
rights they don't have to.