Lots of action and change happening in the publishing world. From the inside point of view of a writer trying to navigate the rough waters, it’s a mess. So let’s do some recapping of the latest kerfuffles! Apple: It’s official. Apple lost in the Department of Justice case that accused the company, along with other publishing companies that had already dropped out, of conspiracy against Amazon for digital book pricing. According to the New York Times article, “A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Apple had illegally conspired with five of the six biggest publishers to try to raise prices in the budding e-books market…”. Barnes and Noble: I recently wrote about the decision by Barnes and Noble to stop producing the Nook Tablet. But…