Amazon courts Hachette authors by proposing they keep e-book revenue



That offer was rebuffed by Hachette, the fourth largest U.S. book publisher owned by France's Lagardere, according to a statement shared with the Wall Street Journal. In its own statement, Amazon countered with "We call baloney."
At the center of the highly charged dispute is the price Amazon can charge for e-books. Earlier this year, Amazon delayed delivery of some Hachette titles, including sought-after print versions and, at one point, it removed a pre-order option for "The Silkworm," by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith.
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9 July 2014 in Science &Technology, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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