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Amazon, Hachette Reach Deal on Sales Terms »

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Publishers Weekly. By Jim Milliot (IBPA Board Member) — “After a long-running dispute that began this spring, Amazon and Hachette Book Group USA have reached a new, multi-year agreement for e-book and print sales in the U.S., the companies said in a joint release issued late Thursday morning. …

“Up Against Amazon” author Karen Christensen on the Beyond the Book Podcast »

(NEWS) Copyright Clearance Center’s Christopher Kenneally recently sat down with Karen Christensen to discuss Christensen’s struggle with Amazon for CCC’s Beyond the Book podcast series. Christensen’s article about her experience with Amazon, “Up Against Amazon,” appeared in the August 2014 issue of IBPA’s Independent magazine. Listen to the full podcast at

Amazon’s Latest Proposal Rankles Hachette and Authors »

(NEWS) This article was originally published at “The acrimony between Amazon and Hachette does not appear to waning. And the stalemate between the two companies, over sales terms, continues to play out in newspaper headlines. On Tuesday, several news outlets reported that v-p of Kindle content at Amazon, David Naggar, sent a letter to …

Amazon-Hachette Fight: Is Amazon Really the Bad Guy? »

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Monday, May 30, 2014 at By Ilan Mochari, “Forget, for a minute, whether you side with Amazon or Hachette in their headline-generating spat. Instead, ask yourself: Why is this seller-supplier fracas causing so much buzz? One theory, advanced by Jeremy Greenfield in The Atlantic, is that …

Amazon Ramps Up War Against Hachette »

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Friday, May 23, 2014 at “Amazon has upped the ante in its battle with Hachette over sales terms. After news surfaced earlier this month that the online retailer was slow in fulfilling orders on the publisher’s titles—with shipment delays reaching five weeks—Amazon has now removed preorder capabilities …

Will the Agency Model Survive? Hachette, Amazon and the Future of Agency Pricing »

(NEWS) This article originally published on Friday, May 16, 2014 at By Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly “For publishers, negotiating terms of sale with Amazon has always been difficult. But reports last week of Amazon’s hardball tactics with the Hachette Book Group suggest that this year’s negotiations could be among the most brutal yet. One …

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