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The Cold War Between Hachette And Amazon Grows Hot

Posted at 7:15AM Tuesday 13 May 2014

After news surfaced last week that Amazon was slow in stocking and fulfilling orders on various titles published by Hachette Book Group, it became apparent that another major publisher was in tough negotiations with the retailer over sales terms. Among the issues on the table between Amazon and HBG are details of new e-book terms, sources familiar with the matter said. Industry insiders, however, see this latest fight as symptomatic of a larger, pressing issue: the ongoing battle to maintain a diverse retail marketplace.




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