In the ongoing spat between Amazon and Hachette over pricing, Amazon has now called for Hachette to simply cut its ebook prices — a move which, it claims, will lower consumer prices on digital titles and provide writers with a larger paycheck at the same time.
As of today, Amazon’s crusade against book publisher Hachette is no longer an open secret — it’s outright confirmed. Shipments are being delayed, prices are elevated and some listings are unavailable altogether. But how extensive is the fallout? Here’s your comprehensive look at the carnage.
Several publishers now set their own price for Kindle books, not Amazon. Which often means pricier than what Amazon was charging. And now Amazon says they’re adding sales tax on any book where the publisher sets the price.