Remember 2010 when Amazon decided to bulldoze Macmillan? No?
They're doing it to Hachette now. So if you can't get your book by Stephen Colbert, for example, that's why. Because Amazon thinks that keeping you from buying his book, and other Hachette authors' books, is a really clever negotiating tactic.
. @nkjemisin Given AMZNs near-monopoly position I think it's an anti-trust violation, but the US anti-trust regulators are broken.
— Charlie Stross (@cstross) May 9, 2014
Amazon Flexes Its Muscles in Fight Against Publishers and Amazon’s Tactics Confirm Its Critics’ Worst Suspicions.
My apologies for not hearing about this earlier. :/