Posted on 01/16/2019 at 06:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Amazon is disputing some of the accusations made by the Authors Guild in its latest report on how much writers in the U.S. earn.
Released last week, the report said in part that “Amazon (which now controls 72% of the online book market in the U.S.) puts pressure on [publishers] to keep costs down and takes a large percentage, plus marketing fees, forcing publishers to pass on their losses to authors.”
Amazon, in response, challenged the report’s data and conclusions, calling them “flawed” and “contradictory.”
Read more accusations, responses, and statistics in the Guardian.
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