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Amazon picks on Orwell in latest ebook salvo against Hachette

Amazon is asking readers to help in its running dispute with Hachette Book Group by emailing Hachette’s CEO. In a message from the Amazon Books Team on a website on Friday evening, Amazon.com Inc reiterated its arguments for cheaper ebooks, and suggested people email Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch. In its message, also emailed to writers who publish directly on its Kindle e-readers, Amazon compared the advent of ebooks to the arrival of paperback books in the 1930s. “If ‘publishers had any sense, they would combine against them (paperbacks) and suppress them.’ Yes, George Orwell was suggesting collusion,” Amazon’s message said.

Quoted from Amazon picks on Orwell in latest ebook salvo against Hachette on Gadgets News Headlines – Yahoo! News

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