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Amazon Vs. Hachette: Two Local Authors Weigh In

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Authors Maria Semple and Robert Dugoni have differing views over the Amazon/Hatchette feud.

Ross Reynolds speaks with Seattle area novelists Maria Semple ("Where'd You Go Bernadette") and Robert Dugoni ("The Jury Master"), who are on either side of a literary feud between Amazon and Hachette, a major publishing house. 

Hachette authors say Amazon is retaliating by making it harder for people to buy their books. Amazon supporters say they want to keep prices low for consumers.

Semple says her Amazon books sales on Amazon dropped week to week by 85 percent. Dugoni has just signed on with a wing of Amazon Publishing.