Amazon and IPG Books Contract Ends

(I posted this the other day to the wrong blog – ha! This is what happens when you use your phone…)

Amazon is in the news again. This time IPG ( Independent Publishers Group) has declined to renew a distribution contract with them because Amazon wanted a higher discount on books than they were willing to give them. Of course all IPG books (about 4,000 so one article said) have been pulled or will be pulled from Amazon. From what i understand B&N etc. are still carrying them, though.

Just wanted to share these links real quick. I’m home but on my way out the door, so no long winded Jo interpretation this time ;-)

http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/02/ipg-amazon-bn-ann-patchett-colbert-report.html

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/uk-publishers-concern-over-amazon-e-book-removals.html

If you have a better article link on this please post it.  Thanks!

Categories: Amazon store, Barnes & Noble store

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3 thoughts on “Amazon and IPG Books Contract Ends

  1. It sounds like no author is truly safe, but this isn’t just Amazon. Smashwords has been told to remove some books or PayPal would stop working with them. Ugg. I hate this. I’m about to make a post that ties into this as a topic. Hope you don’t mind that I’m doing it right after your post, but the Internet is buzzing about it so I feel I have to do it today.

  2. Pingback: Yep, Life is Getting Harder for the Indie Author « Self-Published Author's Lounge

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