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Initial post: May 24, 2014, 9:27:26 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014, 9:30:24 AM PDT
To whom do think you're speaking, here?

Posted on May 24, 2014, 9:34:46 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 24, 2014, 9:54:32 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014, 9:37:13 AM PDT
everyone here is just customers and the forum is not monitored by amazon at all. if you want AMAZON to see your complaint (because right now it's just a temper tantrum in front of people who don't care) click on the blue Help link

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014, 9:38:02 AM PDT
Concussions? Has it turned so violent?

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014, 9:39:04 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Go Amazon! Stick it to those publishers!

Posted on May 24, 2014, 10:06:57 AM PDT
K. R. says:
There is an email address that you can use, kindle-feedback@amazon.com

Posted on May 24, 2014, 10:47:51 AM PDT
Dawn says:
Color me confused... what am I missing? why can you not buy James Patterson books? I see more than 200 of them in the kindle store!

Posted on May 24, 2014, 10:47:56 AM PDT
At Marsha - if you believe Amazon is trying to extort *anything* from the honest, moral and trustworthy Book Publishers, you must be new to eBooks. Do a little research, you'll find a government class action against 6 of the Big Book Publishers that lasted years, and was lost by said Publishers, for gouging $$ from the book buyers (us, not Amazon). The Publishers had to pay up and many of us actually got some $ from it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014, 10:54:22 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
What do you mean?

http://smile.amazon.com/James-Patterson/e/B000APZGGS/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_5?qid=1400953964&sr=1-5

DL

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014, 10:57:32 AM PDT
He doesn't write 'em any more, anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014, 11:11:36 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014, 11:17:10 AM PDT
why include J.K. Rowling in this? she and her agent are the ones who decided her books can only be sold from the one site. nothing to do with amazon at all.

Posted on May 24, 2014, 11:22:10 AM PDT
I don't think you can extrapolate from my statement that Hatchette publishes Rowling that she or her books are involved one way or the other. She is just one of their roster of authors that I thought might help others identify the publisher.

Posted on May 24, 2014, 11:30:06 AM PDT
Marsha - I understand and agree with much of what you're saying re big business manipulation. We could all cite tons of examples of this from Amazon to the oil industry and gas prices. I have always found Amazon to be more fair than most businesses. But I also know Amazon is in business to make money. As annoying as it may be, if they don't want to sell certain books, they don't have to. The books will be available many other places.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014, 11:30:34 AM PDT
Rowling's upcoming June release under her Robert Galbraith pseudonym, The Silkworm, is one of the books that Amazon has removed from pre-order.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014, 11:48:00 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Has Amazon removed it or the publisher?

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014, 11:57:06 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
Amazon wants to pay Hachette and authors the same amount, but have the ability to discount (yes, a benefit to you) books as much as they want to

"What I find fascinating is the increased coverage this time around. The NYT and Publishers Weekly have published scathing reports accusing Amazon of being a bully. I would have loved some of that directed at B&N last year. You see, Barnes & Noble was holding authors and readers hostage in order to wring more cash out of publishers, because they are having a hard time making that money by actually selling books. They got a pass for this. What is Amazon up to?

The best guess is that e-book discounting is at the heart of the negotiations. Amazon wants the ability to discount e-books as low as it likes, even losing money on the titles if they choose. The publisher (and author) get their full cut, but Amazon takes a beating. This is likely to out-compete other e-book distributors and to continue the adoption of e-books. Publishers want to keep e-book prices as high as possible. In dealing with my own publishers, I have learned that most of this pressure comes from brick and mortar bookstores, who are left out of the e-book revolution. (The PW article backs this up).

Bookstores threaten to not carry a publisher's books if they price the e-book too low. Publishers demand that Amazon charge more for their e-books or limit the discounting, even though it doesn't impact how much publishers or authors earn. So what you have is a company fighting for lower prices for customers, while keeping the pay for publishers and authors the same, and they are evil. While B&N holds publishers hostage just to rake in more cash to present customers not with what bookstore employees wish to highlight, but what they are paid to highlight. The backwardness of this PR war are baffling to me. Until you look at where it originates: PW is a weekly rag for bookstores. The NYT made their stance known when they stopped including the e-book bestsellers in their Sunday Book Review. The masses get their info from the traditional machine, and so they side with mafia tactics on the one hand and cry out against a distributor trying to keep their prices down."

and that is from an author (Hugh Howey) who was originally self-published, but who then signed a contract with a major publisher and he's coming out more on Amazon's side than on the publisher's

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014, 12:00:31 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
The version by Sphere is still listed as a pre-order for those in Europe, so it's just the Hachette version that was pulled

The Silkworm: 2 (Cormoran Strike)

Posted on May 24, 2014, 12:41:42 PM PDT
Artist says:
Obviously, the story has finally hit Facebook and now all the useless Facebook warriors are about. Try reading more than the NYT article for info.

Here's one:

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/amazon-s-not-a-monopolist----that-would-be-the-book-publishers-160922647.html

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014, 1:59:04 PM PDT
Carbonbased says:
How dast thou, varlet, ruffian, etc. suggest that NYT is not the be all and end all news source?

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014, 2:25:25 PM PDT
Artist says:
I would even be so bold as to wonder if the NYT is colluding with Hachette in this instance, in order to keep millions of dollars in ad revenue from Hachette's parent company coming in.
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