Amazon boycott benefits Walmart, book sales jump 40%

Book wars are raging once again as shoppers appear to be boycotting Amazon following revelations the online retailer had slowed down shipments from book publisher Hachette in an effort to negotiate better pricing.

Walmart, never one to miss an opportunity, cut prices and advertised faster shipping on Hachette titles. "We're committed to making it easy for our customers to have access to a broad assortment of the products they want, at the low prices they want – including copies of their favorite books that they might not be able to get elsewhere," Walmart said in a statement forwarded to The Huffington Post.

Book sales on are up 40 percent. Story