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Amazon accidentally disables Big Six publisher Kindle e-book buy buttons overnight
November 9, 2012 | 7:55 pm

Not everything always goes smoothly over at Amazon. PaidContent reports that, for a few hours Thursday night, it seems Amazon inadvertently disabled the Kindle e-book buy buttons on Big Six publishers (and who knows what other publishers?) for a few hours. The company reported it was a “technical issue”. It also affected users’ ability to buy Kindle e-books or download titles they’d already bought. The funny thing to me is that this little glitch wouldn’t even be a news item if it weren’t for Amazon’s habit of turning off buy buttons to punish publishers who won’t give it the...

Amazon pulls 5,000 Kindle e-books in contract pricing dispute
February 23, 2012 | 12:04 am

ipgWell, there Amazon goes again, throwing its weight around. When it came time to renew its e-book sales contract with the Independent Publishers Group, a distributor for 400 smaller client publishers, Amazon demanded better terms than the previous contract had offered. IPG declined, and today Amazon disabled the “buy” button on the distributor’s 5,000 Kindle e-book titles. IPG President Mark Suchomel told PaidContent, “We’re offering [the e-book sales terms] we offered last week, and somehow they think it’s not quite good enough.” Suchomel noted that the print titles from IPG clients are still available...