In the modern era of publishing, Amazon is the king. It has created a monopoly in the industry; a well oiled machine that is confident in itself, even as it opposes one of the biggest publishers by market share, Hatchette. Hatchette is just one of many publishers out there struggling to hold the line against the massive Amazon front, and their previous offensive against the media giant resulted in a federal antitrust suit.
The conflict reached a new height recently, with Amazon barring Hachette titles from being purchased this summer and fall. Hatchette’s senior vice president released a statement concerning the two opposing polarities the day after the bar.
“We are determined to protect the value of our authors’ books and our own work in editing, distributing and marketing them. We hope this difficult situation will not last a long time, but we are sparing no effort and exploring…
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