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.

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