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Amazon escalates standoff with publisher Hachette Book Group
Amazon escalates standoff with publisher Hachette Book Group

If you're hoping to pre-order books by J.K. Rowling, Michael Connelly and other Hachette Book Group authors, you'll have to go somewhere besides Amazon.com. An ongoing standoff between Amazon.com Inc. and one of the leading New York publishers has intensified. The online retailer, which already had been slowing delivery on several Hachette titles, has removed pre-order buttons for such books as Connelly's "The Burning Room" and Rowling's "The Silkworm," a detective story coming out next month that she wrote under the pen name Robert Galbraith. Previous changes had been more subtle. The listing for the paperback of J.D. Salinger's "Nine...

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