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Authors United takes its case to Amazon's board of directors
Authors United takes its case to Amazon's board of directors

More than 1,000 writers acting as Authors United have signed a letter to be delivered to the 10 members of Amazon's corporate board. One of those board members has already gotten a letter from the group -- that's Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, the recipient of the first Authors United letter. In its second letter, sent Monday, Authors United pleads with the board members "to exercise your governance and put an end to the sanctioning of books" in Amazon's negotiations with publisher Hachette. Since May, Amazon has implemented strategies to make it difficult to purchase Hachette books from its site. Those strategies include barring pre-orders of Hachette books,...

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