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Amazon and Hachette Controversy Deepens as Authors Prep to Bash Amazon on Sunday’s NYT

On Sunday, Authors United will run a full-page ad on the New York Times with an open letter signed by over 900 authors asking online retailer Amazon to stop the dispute with book publisher Hachette Book Group (HBG), reports The New York Times. The major online retailer Amazon is in a battle with one of the world's biggest publishers Hachette over the terms of e-book sales for their new contract. While the negotiation is yet to close, Amazon has since stopped taking pre-orders, retracted discounts, and delayed delivery of books by some Hachette authors. These authors include JK Rowling, Stephanie Meyer and David Baldacci. The authors claim of being a victim of "selective retaliation" which they find is "inconveniencing and misleading its [Amazon] own customers with unfair pricing and delayed delivery". Dispute Amazon and Hachette are negotiating on how Hachette is going to sell its future…

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