It seems that the culprit may have finally been repealed. The case that began a while back (http://www.vingle.net/posts/355468), a motion has been made! Amazon released a statement, discussing what has happened from their end. They have been trying to work with Hachette to make a solution, and have been met with nothing but resistance. It seems that hachette is trying to hold out until September, when it may be able to overturn Amazon's flat e-book pricing decision to return to a system where they can set the prices. Amazon is offering to enter negotiations, and during that period, to pay author's the full price--nothing taken out for themselves of Hachette--to author's. What author wouldn't like that?! But Hachette is refusing, and because of this, author's continue to get nothing! While Hachette says they have their author's best interests in mind, I don't believe it: they're part of 10 billion dollar conglomerate, and they should stop acting like children.