Originally Posted by HarryT
Whatever this may be, it's not "blackmail", and I would strongly urge you, Nate, to remove that word from the title. Blackmail is defined as "extortion of money or something else of value from a person by the threat of exposing a criminal act or discreditable information. ". Have these authors committed criminal acts which Amazon are threatening to expose?
That is not the definition according to
"The crime involving a threat for purposes of compelling a person to do an act against his or her will, or for purposes of taking the person's money or property."