If you write a book, but it isn’t on Amazon.com, does it really exist?
4 Ways You Didn’t Realize Online Stores Are Screwing You

#4. If You Disagree With Amazon, Your Books Stop Existing
When e-book pricing negotiations fell through with [publisher] Hachette in May (we assume this was less “negotiations” and more a Mr. Burns-esque “Release the hounds!”), Amazon decided to stick it to them by suddenly fucking over every book associated with the publisher. Overnight, even big authors like J.K. Rowling had the purchase buttons from their books literally removed. For those lucky enough to keep their books available, Amazon instilled an artificial two- to three-week extra delivery time.

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If you write a book, but it isn’t on Amazon.com, does it really exist?

4 Ways You Didn’t Realize Online Stores Are Screwing You

#4. If You Disagree With Amazon, Your Books Stop Existing

When e-book pricing negotiations fell through with [publisher] Hachette in May (we assume this was less “negotiations” and more a Mr. Burns-esque “Release the hounds!”), Amazon decided to stick it to them by suddenly fucking over every book associated with the publisher. Overnight, even big authors like J.K. Rowling had the purchase buttons from their books literally removed. For those lucky enough to keep their books available, Amazon instilled an artificial two- to three-week extra delivery time.

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