Caught in the Middle of Amazon's Spat With Hachette

An Amazon.com employee stocks books at a Fulfillment Center in Phoenix on Dec. 2, 2013 Photograph by Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo

Earlier today, as has been widely reported elsewhere, Amazon ratcheted up the pressure in its ongoing negotiations with the book publishing conglomerate Hachette Livre, pulling book-buying pages on Amazon.com for some of the publisher’s forthcoming releases. Among the casualties is the The Silkworm, the new novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, and the paperback edition of my book, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, which just so happens to be in large part about the hardball negotiation tactics of Amazon itself.

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