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Why It’s Imperative Amazon v. Hachette Ends Soon

Tanja Tuma

If Amazon believes in readers and Hachette believes in authors as much as they say, it’s imperative they end their fight as soon as possible, argues Tanja Tuma.

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What Are Your Top Summer Reads of 2014?

The Martian

Summer is a time when many people look to fiction for escape. Here are three selections from Publishing Perspectives’ Edward Nawotka. What are yours?

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German-language Authors Join in Battle Against Amazon

Austrian Nobel Prize-winner Elfriede Jelinek is among the signatories of the "anti-Amazon" letter.

Austrian, Swiss and German authors have sent an open letter of protest to Amazon, protesting the use of ‘authors and their books as a bargaining chip to exact deeper discounts.’

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Publishing’s Civil War of Words

Michael Pietsch

Hachette was smart to take its dispute with Amazon public, turning it into a war of words and choosing the battlefield where they have the natural advantage.

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Why We Need Independent Bookstores More Than Ever

Tom Robere

Publishers simply cannot function without independent bookstores, notes Tom Roberge of New Directions as he reflects on the Amazon/Hachette battle

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Word of Mouth for Books, Courtesy of Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson, as if you didn't know.

Lee Child suggested on UK TV that for book distribution his publisher could ‘hire Scarlett Johansson to go round and whisper it in your ear.’ What if?

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Is the “Amazon War” Ultimately Pointless?

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In Bloomberg View Leonid Bershidsky suggests the ‘war’ between Amazon and publishers is ultimately pointless, since the future of reading lies elsewhere.

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Why Amazon Was Right to Explain Who George Orwell Is

George Orwell, as if you didn't know already.

Roger Tagholm offers brief defense of that irksome phrase in Amazon’s Reader’s United letter, the part where they refer to ‘the famous author George Orwell.’

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Amazon Returns Fire: The Battle With Hachette and Authors United Continues

Amazon Vs. Hachette

Amazon has responded to an open letter by Authors United, signed by 900-plus authors in support of Hachette, with their own open letter, Readers United.

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One Point on Which Jeff Bezos and Scott Turow Agree

Scott Turow

In the film Out of Print, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and author Scott Turow are often adversaries. But they at least come close to agreement on one point.

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