Publisher Hachette, which is embroiled in a dispute with Amazon, announced Thursday that it was laying off about 28 staffers.
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A Hachette rep offered the following statement on the issue:
Today, we had to make some difficult changes at HBG [Hachette Book Group] as part of a cost-savings initiative that will improve our company’s resilience to a changing marketplace and position HBG for future growth. Unfortunately, these changes mean that some of our colleagues will be leaving the company. These efforts will improve efficiency and balance throughout HBG. This is essential to our company’s continued growth, and our ability to carry out our primary goal: to publish our authors’ work with passion, originality, and impact.
The rep said the layoffs, which account for about 3% of the company, were unrelated to the Amazon conflict.
Link to the rest at Mashable and thanks to Tom for the tip.