The Brian Lehrer Show

The End of the Amazon-Hachette Dispute

Friday, November 14, 2014

Amazon and Hachette have finally reached an agreement. The two companies will begin trading again as usual, with Hachette setting the prices of its e-books.

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James Patterson on Middle School and Publishing

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

James Patterson, best-selling author and "book activist," just offered all NYC public school 6th graders a free copy of his book, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. He talks about his role as an advocate for books, bookstores...and the publishing business in Hachette's battle with Amazon.... What book would you like to share with every 6th grader?

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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, June 06, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

John Waters (First) | Hachette vs. Amazon (Starts at 20:00) | Vets on VA Hospitals and Bergdahl (Starts at 38:50)

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On The Media

The Media after a Massacre, Amazon’s War, and Confessions of a Tabloid Hack

Friday, May 30, 2014

The eerie digital afterlife Elliot Rodger left behind, a former "tabloid hack" dishes about tabloids, and the brains behind #YesAllWomen

On The Media

Amazon vs. Hachette

Friday, May 30, 2014

Amazon, the largest bookseller in the world, is locked in a struggle with Hachette, one of the biggest publishers. Amazon has prolonged shipping time, taken away the option to “pre-order” new releases, and eliminated the one-click option for purchasing Hachette books. And the feud has no end in sight. Bob talks to Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, about what it all means.

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Libraries and E-Books: Another Publisher Makes Titles Available

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The publisher Hachette announced Wednesday that it will make its full catalog of e-books available to nonprofit libraries like the New York Public Library. The move makes it the last of the so-called "Big Six Publishers" to do so.

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