J.K. Rowling's bestseller 'The Silkworm' – previously unavailable to Amazon customers – can now be ordered, although shipping time is still slow. 'The Silkworm' is published by Hachette, with whom Amazon is currently involved in a dispute.
In a recent episode of his show, Colbert discussed the dispute between Amazon and publisher Hachette which has caused some books, including his own, to be delayed or unavailable to customers.
Patterson criticized Amazon's practices while accepting an award for being an Indie Champion at Book Expo America.
After the success of the Indies First movement this November, in which authors worked at independent bookstores, the newest event is called Storytime Day. Spokesperson Kate DiCamillo urges authors to read a story at their local bookstore.