You’ve probably seen the news headlines that Amazon and Hachette Publishers are engaged in a bitter negotiation battle over e-book pricing and terms. The fight has been going on for several months and neither side shows any sign of giving in. There could be a stalemate for quite a while.
The problem is that thousands of Hachette authors are getting penalized by Amazon during the negotation process, which is unfair. These authors didn’t even know there was a dispute between the companies. Yet, Amazon is preventing customers from buying Hachette books by raising prices, delaying shipments, and removing “buy” buttons to pre-order new books.
What’s an author to do when caught up in a war between big conglomerates? Last week, I wrote an editorial answer over at Digital Book World. Click here to read the article and share your thoughts.