Orwell estate hits back at Amazon’s corporate ‘doublespeak’ | Books | theguardian.com

Representatives of George Orwell have described Amazon’s selective quoting of the Nineteen Eighty-Four author as “dystopian and shameless” and “as close as one can get to the Ministry of Truth and its doublespeak”.Amazon turned to Orwell for support in its long-running and public clash over ebook terms with the publisher Hachette at the weekend, comparing their battle over ebook pricing (“We want lower ebook prices. Hachette does not”) to the fight Penguin had when it introduced cheap paperbacks in the 1930s.

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