Television personality and author Stephen Colbert slammed Amazon this week on his nightly, satirical Comedy Central show The Colbert Report.
The celebrity Hachette author gave Amazon the finger — twice — during his segment and implored listeners to download and print stickers from his website that they could put on books that say, “I didn’t buy it on Amazon,” adding that viewers could find sticker paper on Amazon.com for cheap and have it the next day.
That said, Colbert was hard on the largest seller of books in the U.S. and has joined a chorus of other big-name authors, not all from Hachette, criticizing Amazon and urging readers elsewhere.
Malcolm Gladwell, James Patterson and John Green, who is a Penguin Random House author, have all made public statements criticizing Amazon.
See the complete episode here. The segment starts at 4:07.
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