In a report over the weekend from The New York Times, an unconfirmed source from Hachette divulged some of the details of the negotiations between the publisher and Amazon that has been gripping the publishing industry all spring.
According to the source, “Amazon has been demanding payments for a range of services, including the pre-order button, personalized recommendations and a dedicated employee at Amazon for Hachette books.”
The report goes on to say that this is similar to the “co-op” payments Hachette makes to retailers like Barnes & Noble.
Neither company has yet returned Digital Book World’s request for comment.
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