A Letter to Assistant AG William Baer Regarding Amazon

In July of 2015, Barry Lynn and Douglas Preston, the founder of Authors United, collaborated on a letter to William Baer, the Assistant Attorney General for antitrust, regarding Amazon's growing power over the book market.

We believe that Amazon has gathered unprecedented market power over the world of books, which many experts have asserted make it both a monopoly in its role as a seller of books to the public and a monopsony in its role as a buyer of books from publishers. We believe Amazon has been misusing that power in many ways, and we seek the benefit of your office to address this situation.


NA/Authors United Amazon Letter


Barry Lynn was the director of the Open Markets program at New America. He is author of Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction (Wiley 2010) and End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation (Doubleday 2005).