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Why Hachette Writers Aren't Happy With Amazon's Offer

Posted at 8:23AM Thursday 10 Jul 2014

Amazon sent a letter to some Hachette authors offering them 100 percent of the sales price of every Hachette ebook sold while the dispute lasts. The letter said that both Amazon and Hachette would "forgo all revenue and profit from the sale of every ebook until an agreement is reached."

But while that might seem like a friendly peace offering from the retailing giant, the offer isn't getting a welcome reception from some writers.

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