‘Amazon, Disney close to peace deal’
New York - Amazon is close to an agreement with Disney to end a dispute in which the online retail giant stopped making Disney DVDs available for pre-order, the Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday.
Last week Amazon resumed accepting pre-orders for upcoming Disney DVDs such as “Maleficent” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”, the newspaper said, quoting a source with knowledge of the talks.
Amazon has used the tactic of restricting pre-orders or the availability of an item during several recent trade negotiations with publishers.
In June it temporarily stopped accepting pre-orders for films from Warner Bros.
And Amazon has also limited pre-orders and slowed deliveries in its months-long battle with the American unit of French publishing house Hachette over e-book pricing terms. - Sapa-AFP