The owner of Smashwords, an ebook vendor, weighs in on the struggle between Hatchette and Amazon, including what's at stake for each of those companies, other publishers (large and small), self-publishing authors, and readers.
An interesting article with some decent insight. Even so, Smashwords does have an interest in this struggle and its outcome, which may slightly taint the perspective offered. Still, the points made in the article are straightforward enough for all to see.
Link: Amazon's Hachette Dispute Foreshadows What's Next for Indie Authors