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Amazon, Hachette Reach Multiyear Deal To End Months-Long Feud Over E-Book Pricing

The months-long standoff between Amazon and book publisher Hachette appears to have reached a ceasefire with the groups signing a multiyear contract. The New York Times reports that the companies resolved their differences, bringingShow More Summary

Amazon, Hachette reach agreement in book dispute

Amazon.com and the Hachette Book Group announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement to end their long-running dispute over e-book pricing. The fight escalated to such a level that Amazon did not offer discounts on books written by Hachette authors and prevented customers from pre-ordering new Hachette titles. The firms announced the deal in a joint […]

Amazon, Hachette reach agreement in book dispute

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

Amazon.com and the Hachette Book Group announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement to end their long-running dispute over e-book pricing. The fight escalated to such a level that Amazon did not offer discounts on books written by Hachette authors and prevented customers from pre-ordering new Hachette titles. The firms announced the deal in a joint […]

Amazon, Hachette reach agreement in book dispute

Amazon.com and the Hachette Book Group announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement to end their long-running dispute over e-book pricing. The fight escalated to such a level that Amazon did not offer discounts on books written by Hachette authors and prevented customers from pre-ordering new Hachette titles. The firms announced the deal in a joint […]

Hachette and Amazon reach e-book deal after 6-month dispute

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Hachette and Amazon have reached a deal over e-books and print sales, the two companies announced Thursday. They have been locked in an unusually public dispute over pricing since May.

Amazon and Hachette call a truce in their e-book pricing war

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Well, that was anticlimactic. Online retail titan Amazon and the publisher Hachette have been sniping at each other for months over because they couldn't see eye to eye on how e-books should cost. Now, just when it seemed like the war would stretch...

The Switchboard: Amazon’s giving Simon & Schuster more control over e-book prices

last monthTechnology : Post Tech

Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of handpicked stories from the Switch team. Sen. Dianne Feinstein urges San Francisco not to pass 'Airbnb law.' "The California senator pushes for city legislators to reject a [bill] that would legalize short-term rentals and pave the way for apartment-sharing sites," CNET reports. Tim Cook, in […]

The Switchboard: Amazon’s giving Simon & Schuster more control over e-book prices

Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of handpicked stories from the Switch team. Sen. Dianne Feinstein urges San Francisco not to pass 'Airbnb law.' "The California senator pushes for city legislators to reject a [bill] that would legalize short-term rentals and pave the way for apartment-sharing sites," CNET reports. Tim Cook, in […]

The Switchboard: Amazon’s giving Simon & Schuster more control over e-book prices

Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of handpicked stories from the Switch team. Sen. Dianne Feinstein urges San Francisco not to pass 'Airbnb law.' "The California senator pushes for city legislators to reject a [bill] that would legalize short-term rentals and pave the way for apartment-sharing sites," CNET reports. Tim Cook, in […]

HarperCollins offers authors more cash

The fight between book publishers and Amazon over e-book pricing has often seemed almost laughably one-sided: With its dominant position in the market, the giant e-tailer can starve a publisher that... To view the full story, click the title link.

‘Authors United’ is Siding With Hachette Against Amazon

The authors are uniting. Last spring, when Amazon began discouraging customers from buying books published by Hachette, the writers grumbled that they were pawns in the retailer’s contract negotiations over e-book prices. During the summer, they banded together and publicly protested Amazon’s actions. Show More Summary

Amazon ‘Targeting’ Hachette Writers

Roxana Robinson, president of the Authors Guild, and Bloomberg Contributing Editor Paul Kedrosky, talk about the dispute between Hachette Book Group and Amazon Inc. over e-book pricing and distribution. Source: Bloomberg, Sept. 16 2...

Hachette Authors Send a New Letter of Protest to Amazon’s Board

Amazon is at war with Hachette, and it sometimes seems as if it has always been that way. As a negotiating tool in the battle, which is over the price of e-books, Amazon is discouraging its customers from buying the publisher’s printed books. After six months of being largely cut off from what is by... Read More

Hachette Authors Write A Letter To Amazon's Board: Do You, Personally, Want To Be Associated With This War? (AMZN)

As the war over e-book prices continues between Amazon and "Big Five" book publisher Hachette, a group of authors is sending a letter to Amazon's board of directors, warning them that their reputations — as well as the company's — are at risk. Show More Summary

In Latest Volley Against Amazon, Hachette’s Writers Target Its Board

Authors United, a group of Hachette writers and allies, is appealing to Amazon’s board to consider their reputation in the battle over e-book pricing.

German authors protest to Amazon over e-book price war

More than 1,000 German-language writers have signed a petition protesting against the methods used by online retailer Amazon in its e-book price battle with Scandinavian publishing house Bonnier. Taking their cue from US writers involved...Show More Summary

In a Fight With Authors, Amazon Cites Orwell, but Not Quite Correctly

To bolster its case in a dispute with authors over e-book pricing, the bookseller Amazon made an online post that quoted one of their own: George Orwell.

Stephen King, John Grisham, Other Writers Fire Off Angry Letter To Amazon

In the ongoing battle over e-book prices between mega online retailer, Amazon, and multi-billion dollar conglomerate publisher, Hachette, over 900 authors signed a letter admonishing Amazon posted in the New York Times on Sunday. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, overnight last weekend, Amazon sent a letter to authors participating in its Kindle Direct Publishing

Amazon wants you to ask Hachette's CEO for lower e-book prices

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Amazon's fight with Hachette over e-book pricing just got extra-personal. Hot on the heels of writers attacking Jeff Bezos' "retaliation," the Amazon Books Team has posted a Readers United site that calls on you to email Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch...

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