Macmillan and the Diesel eBookstore have just signed a new distribution agreement. From now on, Diesel will get Macmillan direct from Macmillan, rather than going through a distributor.
The readers do not benefit from this deal, but authors. Macmillan sells eBooks under the Agency Model. There’s no chance of a sale price, but by cutting out the distributor Macmillan and the authors will make more money.
The Diesel eBookstore was launched in 2004, and has since built a catalog of 2.4 million titles from hundreds of publishers including Harlequin, HarperCollins, John Wiley & Sons, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, O’Reilly, Penguin, Random House, and Smashwords and in multiple formats including ePub, Microsoft Reader, Mobipocket, and Palm/eReader.