In the ongoing dispute , Amazon has either pulled, raised prices on or refused to allow preorders on many books published by Hachette. The move, first reported by industry newsletter Publishers Lunch, comes as Hachette and Amazon are negotiating a new agreement governing terms under which Amazon will sell Hachette e-books.
Internet giant Amazon has blocked orders of books from Hachette in response to contract disputes between the two. The move comes as there is growing discontent at the strict terms Amazon imposes on publishers.
The complicated relationship between Amazon and publishing houses was discussed in-depth last February in the New Yorker Article, Cheap Words.
Opinion from board member and Hachette author/illustrator Peter Brown
With all the sea changes in publishing, we will no doubt continue to see issues like this arise. The SCBWI hopes, on behalf of the creative community, that authors and book creators won't be penalized as these corporations do battle with these policies.