Report: Hachette pulls US e-books

<p>Hachette has reportedly pulled its e-book titles from US retailers of digital books after growing concerned about the lack of territorial controls over where those titles are sold.<br /><br />According to David Rothman&#39;s website the &quot;surprise action&quot; by Hachette happened because US distributors (Overdrive, Ingram Digital and Mobipocket) have not yet implemented systems to limit sales to assigned territories in a manner with which Hachette Livre (the French parent company of Hachette US) was comfortable. This, would likely create contract issues with European resellers and authors.</p>