Amazon’s Testaments error calls use of embargoes into question, trade figures claim

Amazon’s Testaments error calls use of embargoes into question, trade figures claim

Shockwaves rippled across the book industry last Wednesday (4th September) after Amazon sent customers a copy of The Testaments almost a week early, which it later apologised for and attributed to "technical error". Editor Becky Hardie said the incident, which she discovered en route to the Booker shortlist party on Tuesday, "was just chaos... it was very, very hectic, having all those pieces collected together, which all had to be reconfigured very fast."

Such is the power of Amazon and PRH, that most who spoke to The Bookseller about the breach and the embargoes insisted on anonymity. An...

This is subscriber-only content

Not a subscriber? Get unrestricted access to all the news, charts, previews, data & analysis by subscribing from as little as £3 per week.


Why Subscribe?

Every issue of The Bookseller magazine

Unlimited access to thebookseller.com (single user)

The Bookseller e-edition app for tablet and mobile

Subscriber-only newsletters

Twice yearly Buyer's Guides worth £50

Discounts on The Bookseller Awards and Conferences

Click here to subscribe now