Why 900 Writers Are Mad at Amazon

/// Why 900 Writers Are Mad at Amazon

August 8, 2014  |  Blog

According to The New York Times, 900 writers are fighting back against Amazon’s decision to discourage people from buying books by a particular publisher. The reason Amazon made this decision is because the publisher, Hatchette, won’t give the major site a better price on e-books.

“Amazon does not want to be seen as hostile to content creators, one of the four groups it says on its investor relations web page it is expressly set up to serve. But it also has to price their creations cheaply enough to draw hordes of consumers, while at the same time making enough of a profit to satisfy investors.”

Do you side with the writers or Amazon on this issue? You can read more about it at The New York Times. 

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