Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

FILE - This undated file photo shows writer George Orwell, author of "1984." The literary executor of George Orwells estate is accusing Amazon.com of quoting Orwell out of context. In a letter published this week in The New York Times, Bill Hamilton criticized Amazon for turning the facts inside out by alleging that Orwell had urged publishers in the 1930s to jointly oppose paperbacks. The retailer cited an Orwell essay in which he wrote that if publishers had any sense, they would combine against and suppress paperbacks. Amazon and Hachette Book Group have been locked in a nasty standoff over terms for e-book sales. (AP Photo, File)

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