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Amazon To Publish Ed McBain; Seattle Mystery Bookshop Says No To Carrying The Books

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On Wednesday, Amazon rolled out a press release announcing that it had swung a major deal -- 47 books -- for a major author -- the late Ed McBain -- to pump up Thomas & Mercer, its new mystery publishing imprint for print books.

On Thursday, J.B. Dickey, owner of the Seattle Mystery Bookshop, announced he wouldn't carry a single one of them.

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