Hachette Claims Amazon Is Delaying Shipments on Orders

by Rachel Baker on May 12, 2014

The New York Times first broke this story last week. While I haven’t really seen many updates to it, I figured I’d post it.

I think this bears watching for the sole purpose that I think Amazon is doing some things that don’t really coincide with what readers want out of their ‘book store’. I think if Barnes and Noble can hang on they will be on top again as the leading source for books, because I think Amazon is beginning to diversify a bit too much to do anything really well.

Hachette has claimed that Amazon is slowing delivery on some of its bestselling titles as part of a negotiation tactic, as the two work out the latest terms of their partnership.

Everybody’s Got Something by Robin Roberts; American Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t by Stephen Colbert; The Closer by Mariano Rivera and Wayne Coffey are among bestselling print titles that estimate 2-5 week ship dates on Amazon. The same titles ship from Barnes and Noble within 24 hours.


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