There is an all out war breaking out.
Some have called it a revolution. Others a civil war. One thing is absolutely certain, the fighting is escalating and spreading. Whatever you want to call it, Amazon and Hachette have been duking it out in a very public spat over the negotiation of ebook pricing. Of course, what the real battle is for is control over the ebook market.
However, in the midst of all the name calling, sucker punching, eye gouging, spleen bruising, liver ripping, hair pulling, ear biting, crotch kicking, and bitch slapping, something happened that seems to have passed the notice of everyone distracted by the Amazon-Hachette kerfuffle.
This event might even bring the overly-public slapfest between Amazon and Hachette to a screeching halt.