Amazon stops some Disney movie preorders: Wall Street Journal
Published on Aug 10, 2014 11:49 PM
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Amazon.com has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online giant began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year.
Physical copies of titles such as Maleficent and Captain America: The Winter Soldier were unavailable for order on Amazon.com on Sunday. Digital copies of some of the movies in question were still available for pre-order.
Amazon.com did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report. A Disney spokesman had no comment.
Amazon has been waging a battle against Hachette, the fourth-largest US book publisher, over the price the online retailer can charge for e-books. Hachette is owned by France's Lagardere.
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