Authors to rebuke Amazon over Hachette dispute with full-page NYT ad

Nearly 1,000 authors affected by the onging e-book spat between Amazon and Hachette have signed their names to a letter — set to run as a full-page advertisement in the Sunday New York Times later this week — imploring the online retailer to settle the dispute and calling on readers to voice their displeasure directly to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.



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Amazon Extends Olive Branch to Hachette Authors


With tensions deepening between Amazon and Hachette, Amazon sent a peace offering to authors caught in the middle of the dispute. While negotiations drag on, authors should receive all of the revenue from their e-book sales, Amazon proposed in a letter to some authors and agents. The letter reportedly was sent to Hachette itself this week. The proposal would require both Amazon and Hachette to lose their share of the sales for the time being — Hachette summarily rejected the idea.

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Amazon said to be 'increasingly ruthless' in negotiations with UK publishers

Hachette is not the only imprint to find itself under Amazon’s thumb as the online retailing giant has begun turning the heat up on smaller publishers in the U.K., demanding terms that one publishing executive likened to a “form of assisted suicide for the industry.”



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Apple puts some Hachette e-books on sale as Amazon dispute drags on

With publishing house Hachette locked in a battle with Amazon that has seen the imprint’s titles pulled from Amazon’s virtual shelves, Apple’s iBookstore has become the next-best place for readers to shop as a number of Hachette e-books are now discounted to just $9.99.



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Apple puts some Hachette e-books on sale as Amazon dispute drags on

With publishing house Hachette locked in a battle with Amazon that has seen the imprint’s titles pulled from Amazon’s virtual shelves, Apple’s iBookstore has become the next-best place for readers to shop as a number of Hachette e-books are now discounted to just $9.99.



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Hachette Banished to Amazon's Woodshed


Hachette — whose stable of best-selling authors includes J.K. Rowling and James Patterson — remains at loggerheads with Amazon over renewal of a book distribution deal between the two. The stalemate has slowed the flow of books from the publisher to the online retailer to a crawl. Negotiations have been going on for more than a month, but it’s only in recent days that the snag between the companies has come to light. The first signs of trouble were slow restocking times at Amazon.

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With Apple's hands tied in e-book market, Amazon stops taking some preorders from publisher Hachette

Amazon is currently in the midst of a fight with Hachette, one of the so-called “Big Five” largest publishing companies, and has stopped taking preorders for high-profile upcoming titles, including the latest from “Harry Potter” series author J.K. Rowling.



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