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Amazon May Control "More than a Third" of the U.S. Book Trade


On May 8, 2014, in an article regarding a dispute between the publisher Hachette and 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." 

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