Saturday, January 30, 2010

Amazon and Macmillan at war?

News you don't want to wake up to on a snowy day. Or any other day. Yes, I am a Macmillan author, as are many, many of my friends, and yes, our books are no longer available on Amazon.


Amazon Pulls Macmillan Books Over E Book Price Disagreement



Amazon Pulls Macmillan Books Over Pricing Rift


Publishers' Weekly Special Report

Um - can't we all just get along?


(Screenwriting Tricks For Authors is still up for sale, as it's not a Macmillan book. I find this surreal.)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I see.

writtenwyrdd said...

Amazon: Fail!

Here's the response to my email saying I would like to know what's going on:

We are working with the publisher to make their titles available as soon as possible and at the lowest possible prices for our customers.

We will e-mail you when these titles are available, which we hope will be soon.

Wendy said...

I wish somebody would just give Amazon a big wedgie. Those guys have gotten too big for their britches.

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Anonymous said...

Macmillan is the bad guy, I think.

Trying to make Amazon raise the price of e-books to 15 bucks. You can buy a real paperback for cheaper.

Check it out: http://www.businessinsider.com/henry-blodget-hey-john-sargent-ceo-of-macmillan-books-screw-you-2010-1

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N.T. said...

I hope this gets resolved and you don't lose any book sales as a result of this mess. I just noticed an analysis of the Amazon/Macmillan dispute at http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2010/02/dispatches-from-ebook-wars-macmillan-vs.html

sylvia said...

This is a good post explaining the issues behind the argument and why many people are specifically unhappy with Amazon rather than Macmillan:

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