Amazon Says Hachette Dispute Likely To Drag On
Posted at 8:25AM Wednesday 28 May 2014
Amazon acknowledged Tuesday that it is restricting the sale of titles from book publisher Hachette but portrayed the move as a legitimate negotiating tactic aimed at getting more value for consumers.
Amazon is "currently buying less (print) inventory and 'safety stock' on titles from the publisher, Hachette, than we ordinarily do, and are no longer taking pre-orders on titles whose publication dates are in the future," the Internet retail giant said in a statement posted to a Kindle forum. "These changes are related to the contract and terms between Hachette and Amazon."
Amazon Defends Itself in Dispute, Suggests Hachette Customers Go Elsewhere (new York Times)
Guardian reports that everything just dandy in the UK though
Coker: Publishers Are Disposable to Amazon (goodereader)
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