Print on-demand publisher has filed an antitrust lawsuit against due to the companies decision at the end of March to require print-on-demand books be printed inside Amazon's own fulfillment centers. A PDF of the complaint is available from

The complaint alleges is in violation of the Sherman Act by engaging in tying a violation of section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1.

Amazon forces POD publishers to use BookSurge for printing services when they might otherwise prefer to purchase such printing services elsewhere.

Amazon’s practice of tying printing services to sales in the Online Book Market unreasonably restrains trade and is unlawful per se under Section 1 of the Sherman Act. has setup a special Website to provide information and updates on the case.