Leave it to Colbert
Stephen Colbert’s books are published by Hachette, and his guest last night was another Hachette author — “my fellow Amazon(s AMZN) victim,” Sherman Alexie. In two segments addressing Amazon’s ongoing contract negotiations with Hachette — in which the retailer has taken away preorders on upcoming Hachette titles and is shipping many current titles with multi-week delays — Colbert asked viewers to boycott Amazon.
“Delaying shipments. Sometimes three to four weeks. Folks, that is just cruel,” Colbert said. “If you ordered Hachette’s 21 Day Weight Loss, by the time it arrives, you’re still fat.”
“This has pushed me past my tipping point. I think,” Colbert said. “Because I’m still waiting for my copy of Hachette author Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point.”
“Well, I tell you what, Amazon,” Colbert said. “I’ve got a little package for you right here. This package is care of me, J.K. Rowling and Explaino the…
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