Amazon vs. Hachette: The Battle for the Future of Publishing
June 18, 2014
Amazon.com is getting a very public thrashing these days. Stephen Colbert flipped his middle finger at the e-commerce retailer on his Comedy Central TV program. Best-selling author James Patterson called Amazon a budding monopolist, while fellow writer Scott Turow described the company as the “Darth Vader of the literary world.” Other writers and publishers have compared the company to a bully, the Mafia and even Russian leader Vladimir Putin.