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Amazon As Shakedown Artist?

Posted at 1:00PM Thursday 12 Dec 2013

Deputy editor James Marcus of reports that Harper's, publishers are now being pressured to pay the equivalent of 1% of their annual net sales to Amazon—levied on top of any existing fees—simply for the privilege of presenting their lists to the marketing team and buyers. In the case of the larger houses, this sum could run between $500,000 and $1 million—and failure to pay will make it awfully hard to get an Amazon buyer on the phone."

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