Anti-trust suits have a way of creating unintended consequences. If this case goes forward, it will have ramifications for those authors who self-publish.
It will be interesting to see what the fallout will be. Speculation on my part leads to the following possible outcomes:
- More authors move towards self-publishing their e-books
- Amazon will somehow benefit from this
- This could be another nail in the coffin for the Legacy Publishers
- Consumers, who should be the primary beneficiaries of an anti-trust lawsuit, will not see any real benefit as a result of the lawsuit