Some of France’s most powerful newspapers are teaming up to break Apple’s tight control over media content on its iPad, according to “Reuters.” They want to stop Apple from dictating the terms of their distribution, the article adds.

The bid by eight publications, including newspaper “Le Figaro” and sports daily “L’Equipe,” is the latest sign of growing disillusionment among some global publishers over what they consider Apple’s rigid terms and high commission of 30%, says “Reuters.” The French publications, which also include business daily “Les Echos” and news weekly “le Nouvel Observateur,” have launched a digital kiosk to sell individual issues on the iPad and will soon add subscriptions and bundled offers.

They are also negotiating with Apple as a collective, and won’t sell their products on Apple’s upcoming kiosk, dubbed the Newsstand, without key concessions, according to “Reuters.” For more info go to .