Amazon pulls 5,000 Digital Books in a Dispute with Independent Publishing Group IPG

Amazon has removed 5,000 e-book titles from its Kindle store after failing to reach an agreement with distributor Independent Publishers Group (IPG) over the terms of a new contract. IPG is the second largest independent book distributor in the US.

I personally spoke to Curt Matthews, the CEO of IPG yesterday and he confirmed to me that Amazon began to pull IPG’s titles from its e-book store early this week when discussions between the two companies began to fall apart.

Many Authors and publishing industry professionals agree that Amazon is putting pressure on publishers and distributors in the hope of getting a better deal for themselves. Whether that is the case or not, it will be interesting to see how this turns out. 

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