Amazon Returns Fire: The Battle With Hachette and Authors United Continues

Amazon has responded to an open letter by Authors United, signed by 900-plus authors in support of Hachette, with their own open letter, Readers United. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At Authors United Event, a Call to Bust Amazon 'Monopoly'

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Winter Institute 11: Authors United Still Wants DoJ Probe of Amazon

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Hachette book preorders return to Amazon as companies come to terms

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Canadian Authors Hit by Hachette-Amazon War

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German-language Authors Join in Battle Against Amazon

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