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Dispute Between Amazon and Hachette Takes an Orwellian Turn – NYTimes.com

Maybe Amazon really is rattled by the whole Authors United phenomenon organized by Douglas Preston. The writers are encouraging their readers to email Jeff Bezos, the Amazon chief executive, and tell him to stop holding books hostage as the company negotiates with Hachette Book Group. Late Friday, Amazon unveiled Readers United, and encouraged e-book buyers to email …

Amazon Escalates Its Battle Against Hachette – NYTimes.com

  Amazon, under fire in much of the literary community for energetically discouraging customers from buying books from the publisher Hachette, has abruptly escalated the battle. The retailer began refusing orders late Thursday for coming Hachette books, including J.K. Rowling’s new novel. The paperback edition of Brad Stone’s “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos …