- Associated Press - Monday, February 28, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Stieg Larsson’s novels may finally be headed to the iBookstore.

Random House Inc. publishes Larsson, Dan Brown and John Grisham, among others. The company announced Monday that it had agreed to use the “agency model” required to sell books through Apple’s store.

Random House had been the last holdout among the six top New York publishers to accept the new system, which gives publishers more control over the cost of e-books. They would sell for $12.99 to $14.99 when first released and prices would change over time.

Random House had previously refrained, saying booksellers, not publishers, should set the final price. Under the old model, Amazon.com had been offering best-selling e-books for $9.99 or less, a cost that publishers said was too low and could harm the value of all books.

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