Amazon fines publishers for late deliveries

Amazon fines publishers for late deliveries

Amazon has begun fining publishers for late deliveries of books to its warehouses. 

Meanwhile, some payments to publishers have been delayed by what the company referred to as a “technical error”.

The e-commerce giant has written to suppliers warning that if they do not hit delivery targets, they will be charged between 3-10% of the cost of the goods. 

Some publishers have told The Bookseller they are “outraged” by the new delivery penalties. “They are very rough with the suppliers like ourselves, and demand high levels of service and reply, but yet don’t give the same,” one publisher sa...

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