Independent Publisher’s Group Out of Chicago Butts Heads with Amazon

Amazon yanks 5,000 titles from Independent Publishers Group, a Chicago book distributor
Chicago publisher, online retailer disagreed about contract, prompting Amazon to remove company’s offerings from Kindle e-bookstore.

February 23, 2012|By Corilyn Shropshire, Chicago Tribune reporter
For one Chicago book distributor and publisher, pushed just a bit too far.

Independent Publishers Group has found itself in a struggle with the world’s largest online retailer over terms of its contract. Failing to reach an agreement, Amazon on Monday pulled the plug on 5,000 of the company’s titles, removing those offerings from its Kindle e-bookstore, according to President Mark Suchomel.

“They decided they didn’t like the terms we offered, and we said, ‘We’re not going to change,’ and they removed them,” Suchomel said.

Print editions of its books, however, remain available through Amazon officials did not return requests for comment.

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