Amazon Is Only Hurting Itself In Standoffs With Book, Movie Companies

The only way to currently purchase J.K. Rowling's upcoming book (written under the pen name Robert Galbraith) is to pre-order the audio book versions of the title.

Amazon is an incredibly important player in retail, especially when it comes to selling books and movies. But its ongoing efforts to strong-arm publishers and movie studios into better wholesale pricing are going too far and may only end up biting the e-tailer in the butt in the future. [More]

Blockbuster Gets Warner Bros. Movies 28 Days Before Netflix

Blockbuster Gets Warner Bros. Movies 28 Days Before Netflix

A week after Blockbuster announced it could be heading down the road to bankruptcy, there’s some good news for the once-mammoth video vendor. They announced yesterday that they’ve reached an agreement with Time Warner that would allow them to rent Warner Bros. DVDs in their stores and by mail a full four weeks before Netflix. [More]

Lawsuit Filed Over Netflix/Warner 28-Day Waiting Period

Lawsuit Filed Over Netflix/Warner 28-Day Waiting Period

Is anyone really surprised it came to this? A Netflix subscriber isn’t happy about having to wait 28 days for Warner Home Video movies to be made available on the video delivery service, so she’s filed a class action lawsuit. [More]