The New Amazon Offer to Hachette
I was at 8,000 feet on a mountain hike in Colorado when a reporter called my cell phone, told me about Amazon's latest "offer" to "resolve" the dispute with Hachette, and asked for my reaction. My first thought was, "wow, what a brilliant move by Amazon and it seems, at first, like a win all around." I might have heard this wrong, but I think the reporter was under the impression at that point that Hachette would accept the offer. That was wrong, and so was my first reaction.