In the Hachette/Amazon scuffle, one of the most discussed titles affected by the dispute was the second installment of J.K. Rowling's Cormoran Strike series (written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith), which goes on sale today.
After being unavailable for preorder in the month leading up to its publication date, Amazon has made The Silkworm (the follow-up to The Cuckoo's Calling) available for purchase, but the print edition of the book is expected to ship, according to Amazon, in 1-2 months.
Without preorder capabilities, the book had been hovering around 25,000 in overall rankings on Amazon's bestseller list in the weeks before publication, and as of Thursday morning, it sat at #476.
The title is currently unavailable as a Kindle edition. (UPDATE: The Kindle edition of the title is, as of late Thursday morning, available for purchase on Amazon.)
A spokesperson from Hachette Book Group, the home of The Silkworm's U.S. publisher, Mulholland Books, said they were uncertain why the title was not available for purchase as an e-book through Amazon, and whether or not the issue was a result of a technical glitch. Amazon, asked for comment, provided no explanation for the glitch.