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That would be crazy if it’s true. Of course it’s also, possibly, a misreading of this article: Amazon in talks with Simon & Schuster: Moonves

Still, I’m not sure why Amazon would want S&S. What does the publisher have that Amazon doesn’t? A bigger share of their author’s revenue? I suspect a great many S&S authors would rather jump ship than go over to Amazon, if only so their books would still be available in many different stores.

In other words, I’m really, REALLY doubtful that this story is accurate.

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.


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Jul. 16th, 2014 06:44 am (UTC)
I think they simply are indicating that Amazon and Simon and Schuster are renegotiating their contract. Probably on better terms than the Hachette negotiation.

But yes the story is poorly written but that isn't a surprise. From what I can tell a decent percentage of reporters don't know how to report.
Jul. 16th, 2014 12:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I suspect misreporting, too.
Jul. 16th, 2014 04:07 pm (UTC)
Every story I've ever read that involved something I have personal knowledge of has been highly inaccurate in one way or another, so... yeah, bad reporting.
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