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Why The Waterstones/Amazon Deal Is 'Like Vichy France'

Posted at 2:16PM Monday 18 Jun 2012

Waterstones' partnership with Amazon to sell e-books took many by surprise. Some see it as a deranged self-defeating deal with the Devil while others view it as a brilliant near-term compromise.

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