Amazon’s feud with book publishers


Guests: Jeremy Greenfield and David Streitfeld

In recent months, the relationship between Amazon and book publishers has grown increasingly frosty. The company has haggled with traditional publishers over the price of e-books and many in the book industry are upset with Amazon’s negotiation tactics. Amazon has countered that the low prices they offer are in the best interests of the consumer. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll examine how the spat between Amazon and publishers affects consumers, the book industry, authors, and books themselves. Our guests are JEREMY GREENFIELD, Editorial Director of Digital Book World, and DAVID STREITFELD, who covers technology for The New York Times.

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