Authors United take full page ad in Sunday NY Times to send open letter to Amazon

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Authors United take full page ad in Sunday NY Times to send open letter to Amazon

Aug 07 2014

Authors United, a group of nearly 1,000 authors led by Douglas Preston, is running a full-page ad in this Sunday's New York Times, the Bookseller reported. The ad reproduces the open letter that the group began circulating a month ago, protesting Amazon for having "directly targeted Hachette's authors in an effort to force their publisher to agree to its terms." The group, which includes many authors not published by Hachette, said, "We feel strongly that no bookseller should block the sale of books or otherwise prevent or discourage customers from ordering or receiving the books they want."

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