Late Friday night, Amazon published an e-mail arguing for their position in their ongoing dispute with Hachette. As you probably know, every time Amazon speaks for itself, it puts its corporate foot in its corporate pie-hole. The e-mail is available at a website called Readers United, which is an obvious attempt to astroturf an argument with Authors United, which is the home site for that letter (signed by over 900 authors) published in the New York Times on Sunday.

The two best responses to Amazon's letter come from the New York Times (which argues that Amazon thoroughly misquotes George Orwell in their letter) and sci-fi author John Scalzi, who has written two posts about why Amazon's letter looks desperate and kind of dumb.

And yesterday, another Amazon argument went public. This time, it's a dispute with Disney over DVD sales, and it means that Amazon customers can't pre-order copies of Muppets Most Wanted, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Maleficent. In the past, Amazon has argued that these disputes affect only a tiny portion of customers, but they certainly do seem to affect high-profile products.