For those of you who might still be going to Amazon to buy books, we wanted to let you know that you could possibly be thwarted in an attempt to pre order forthcoming Hachette titles. (See below) Please know that you can go to our website,and pre order these titles. Among the new fall titles are Neverhome, Burning Room, Her, Heroes of Olympus Book 5, Last American Vampire, Silkworm. Thanks for your support.
Amazon's New Attack Against Hachette; Amazon 'Openness'
Amazon has added another tactic in its battle for better terms against Hachette Group: it is now making it impossible for customers to pre-order many forthcoming Hachette titles, in some cases just the e-book version and in other cases both print and e-editions. Until this week, in its ongoing dispute with Hachette, Amazon had only slowed down delivery of many Hachette titles.
Among titles that Amazon customers can't order, courtesy of Publishers Lunch: Silkworm by J.K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith; James Patterson's forthcoming titles (too many to list!); The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons; The Fever by Megan Abbott; and The Martini Shot by George Pelecanos. E-book versions of The Universal Tone by Carlos Santana and Honeydew by Edith Pearlman are also unavailable for ordering.
As noted by the Bookseller, the latest Amazon move is similar to Amazon U.K.'s removal of buy buttons against Hachette U.K. in 2008 in another dispute over terms. The tactic is also similar to Amazon's battles against Macmillan in 2010 and IPG in 2012.
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