On May 8, 2014, in an article regarding a dispute between the publisher Hachette and Amazon.com published in The New York Times, David Streitfeld wrote that Amazon "controls more than a third of the book trade in the United States."
Less than a year earlier, on July 5, 2014, Streitfeld wrote that Amazon sold:
"about one in four new books, and the vast number of independent sellers on its site increases its market share even more. It owns as a separate entity the largest secondhand book network, Abebooks. And of course it has a majority of the e-book market."