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Amazon recently offered Hachette writers 100 percent of e-book profits until the dispute between the publisher and the bookselling giant is resolved. The move prompted criticism from Hachette.
Amazon senior vice president of Kindle content Russ Grandinetti told The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is acting 'in the long term interest of our customers.'
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.
Amazon said of its delays on and lack of availability of Hachette titles, 'Unfortunately, despite much work from both sides, we have been unable to reach mutually-acceptable agreement on terms.... we are not optimistic that this will be resolved soon.'
The number of e-books sold last year grew by 43 percent, but that's a fairly small increase compared to the triple-digit increases of past years.
DOJ says Apple pressured publishers, while Apple denies the allegations.