New York • John Green is the latest author lashing out at Amazon.com.
"What's ultimately at stake is whether Amazon is going to be able to freely and permanently bully publishers into eventual nonexistence," Green, whose "The Fault In Our Stars" tops Amazon's best-seller list, said Monday.
Green was commenting on the dispute between Amazon and Hachette Book Group, where authors include J.K. Rowling and James Patterson. Amazon has restricted sales and slowed deliveries for Hachette books, reportedly because of a disagreement over terms for e-book sales. Patterson and fellow Hachette author Malcolm Gladwell are among those who have strongly opposed Amazon's tactics.