Dealing with Amazon

What does Simon & Schuster have that Hachette doesn’t to give it leverage with Amazon? A major U.S. broadcaster as a parent company.

Amazon: Hachette spat can be fixed with lower ebook pricing

The online retail giant says it will be happy to stick with the 30 percent cut it already gets from Hachette ebook sales if the publisher agrees to slash its ebook pricing, a move which Amazon claims would be central to the future of reading.