A Hachette Job

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Media Outlet: The Weekly Wonk

We could’ve seen this coming. Amazon, embroiled in protracted negotiations over new contract terms with the book publisher Hachette, is using its muscle to pressure the publisher for a bigger cut. Since May, Amazon’s been making it difficult for customers to purchase Hachette’s books by, for example, disabling “pre-order” buttons on select titles and slowing down delivery.

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Lina Khan was a fellow with the Open Markets program at New America, where she researched the concentration of power in America’s political economy and the evolution of antitrust laws.