In breaking news, over 900 authors of Authors United, led by Douglas Preston, have signed an "Open Letter to Readers," explaining how the Hachette Publishing vs. Amazon conflict is hurtful to both authors and readers. Many of the authors who have signed the letter -- Stephen King, John Grisham, Lee Child, Robert Crais & Elizabeth George to name a few -- are not published by Hachette, yet they felt strongly enough to sign this admonition of Amazon. You will note the names of James Patterson, Malcolm Gladwell, Jeffery Deaver, and many Hachette authors on this list as well. This letter, paid for by the authors themselves, will run as an ad in the NY Times on Sunday. An article explaining the situation more fully was published in the NY Times today.
Murder By The Book is proud to support the authors of Authors United who have taken a stand against Amazon and its business practices, both those published by Hachette, and all the others who signed this letter. As a way to show our support, we're having a sale. Starting today, Saturday August 9th, and continuing throughout this whole month, all titles published by Hachette and its imprints, and all titles by the 909 authors on this list are 30% off!
The sale includes (print books only):
- Books currently in stock or to be ordered
- Forthcoming titles (for the first time in MBTB history)
- Books by crime writers or special orders from other genres
- All backlist by applicable authors (which is rarely discounted anywhere!)
- The complete Mulholland, Grand Central & Little, Brown publishing catalogs
When placing an order on the MBTB website, you must include the promotional code "AuthorsUnited" for your 30% discount to be applied.