Author unease over Amazon rift

<p>Hachette Livre UK is writing to authors affected by its current terms dispute with Amazon, as agents expressed concern at lost sales.</p><p>Key front and backlist titles from across Hachette were this week still appearing on Amazon.co.uk with their &quot;Buy New&quot; button removed, a fortnight after <em>The Bookseller</em> reported the issue. Anthony Harwood, who represents Chris Manby, said she had been dealt a &quot;double whammy&quot;, as both her new hardback <em>Spa Wars</em> (Hodder) and her first book written under the name Olivia Darling, <em>Vintage</em> (Hodder), were affected. &quot;It&#39;s incredibly frustrating; the author suffers while these disputes rumble on,&quot; he said.</p><p>Hachette said: &quot;This week we will be writing to authors who could&mdash;now or in the future&mdash;be affected by Amazon&#39;s actions in removing buy buttons from some of our books or removing any books from promotional positions, to give them further explanation of our position.&quot; </p>