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July 19, 2014 at 5:03 AM

Chat rewind: Is Amazon the bully or the hero?

Gabriel Campanario / The Seattle Times

Gabriel Campanario / The Seattle Times

Replay our Wednesday live chat discussing “Is Amazon the bully or the hero?” in the contract dispute with publisher Hachette Book Group. Want to find out more about what’s going on in this battle of the titans?

Check out our guest columns featuring opposing views from authors Frank Schaeffer, who says Amazon has liberated him from publishers, and Nina Laden, who says Amazon is bigfooting her children’s book.

Here is a Seattle Times editorial on the dispute.

Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer

Here is a July news story from Bloomberg: “Amazon offers e-book proceeds amid Hachette dispute.” The dispute began back in May when Amazon went public in its contract dispute with Hachette Book Group. Check out this news story from Bloomberg in May.

Panelists:

Frank Schaeffer is an author based in Salibury, Mass. His latest book is “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to give love, create beauty and find peace.”

Peter Brown is a children’s book author and illustrator based in New York. His books include “Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.”

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